A number of popular apps and services including Spotify, Pinterest, and Tinder are currently broken on iOS devices, with early analysis suggesting Facebook is to blame.
The problem stems from Facebook’s iOS software developer kit (SDK) that is embedded in some of the apps and allows people to log in to apps using their Facebook account.
Although the exact cause of the outages isn’t yet confirmed, early reports suggest the problem is caused by Facebook’s software development kit, or SDK, which many apps use to manage user logins. Users don’t have to be using Facebook to log into an app for this to affect their software, and there are no reports of the same apps crashing on Android.
Facebook acknowledged on its developer platform this morning that its software was causing problems. “We are aware and investigating an increase in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some apps to crash,” said the firm.
This isn’t a new issue for Facebook — in May, Spotify, TikTok, Bumble, Tinder, Venmo and other apps and services that use the Facebook iOS SDK crashed for some users.