People have reported that their Facebook app keeps crashing as new update appears to have caused problems on Android.
There has been a huge spike in Google searches for ‘Facebook keeps crashing’ and experts in the field 'Down Detector' have recorded hundreds of outages since mid-morning on Thursday. They have been as specific as saying Facebook has been having issues since 11.36am on Thursday. Whilst not yet confirmed, it appears the outages have coincided with a new update that has been pushed out from the Google Play Store to Android users.
Some users seeing a message that the app had not loaded properly whilst others have not been able to open Facebook on their phone at all.
This will have occurred without users realising as Android devices will regularly be set to auto-update on their software. Some users have reported reinstalling the app but that didn’t resolve the situation.
However, other reports suggest that Facebook Lite is working fine, so if you are desperate to get onto Facebook then download that. Otherwise, it will be a matter of waiting until the bug is fixed, or installing an older version of Facebook on your phone.