Is your Facebook Android app crashing? Here is how to prevent it!
Facebook users over the world are reporting a unique problem with the Facebook App. It is crashing as soon as it is opened. The problem has left many FB users without access to the social media site over the weekend after the Facebook for Android App stopped working.
Due to some but, Facebook users were confronted with the error message that “Facebook has stopped” when attempting to open the FB app. The bug seems to affect only Android users as iOS users have not reported any issues. Facebook users who experienced the crash took to Twitter to vent their frustration, but luckily it seems like there is a fairly simple way to fix your Facebook for Android app.
The bug seems to related to a particular FB version which crashes on Android smartphones. In order to get your Facebook app up and running again, you’ll first need to close down Facebook completely on your phone – including removing it from running in the background. Then, you’ll need to update to the latest version of the Facebook for Android app using Google Play.
According to reports, the bug is related to a particular version and Facebook has now updated its Android App to patch the bug. However, Facebook has refused to divulge the reasons why its App is crashing on Android smartphones.
The new version of Facebook App doesn’t tell a great detail about what exactly it offers, simply noting that it provides “Improvements for reliability and speed. However, the download notes note that the Facebook app has now moved on to version 188.8.131.52.68, as opposed to the previous 184.108.40.206.337 build.