September 17, 2022
Facebook Android app down

Facebook Fail as Android App goes Down

Facebook Android app down! The outage, detailed by performance site, Down Detector, shows outages across the eastern U.S., along with most of Europe…

The Facebook app for Android appears to be down for many, as users take to rival Twitter to complain. People have also taken to report the outage at Downdetector, a website performance tracker. And, it does indeed show the app for Android is experiencing technical issues in the eastern United States, the British Isles and most of Europe.

Facebook Android App Down Users Report

It might well be due to a recent app update. The problem began a couple of hours ago. Since that time, there’s been a significant spike in user outage reports over at Down Detector.com:

Facebook Android app down July 12 2018
Credit: Down Detector

Currently, there are about 416 user reports of the outage, with 48 percent reporting total blackout, 30 percent reporting problems logging in, and 20 percent reporting app crashes:

Facebook Android app down user reports July 12 2018
Credit: Down Detector

When tapped, the Facebook Android app launches as it normally does, bringing up the main News Feed. It the abruptly closes, triggering a message reading, “Facebook has stopped.” Along with a prompt to “Close app.” If closed and opened again, it goes through the same cycle. 

Facebook Android app down message Facebook has stopped close app

When the Facebook Android app most recent updates are uninstalled, it simply redirects users to reinstall the latest version. Once reinstalled, it displays another message reading, “Facebook has stopped.” With a prompt to “Open app again.”

Facebook Android app down message Facebook has stopped Open app again

Facebook can still be accessed through its desktop as well as its mobile site, both appear to work fine. 

The Google Play Store lists the most recent update for the Facebook Android app was released yesterday, on July 11th. The last instance not only impacted Android, but iOS users, as well. It too, was due to a bug in its most recent update. Facebook faced a similar problem last month, when its Messenger app kept crashing repeatedly.

Facebook has yet to address the issue on its Twitter page. There’s also no word on the company’s official blog.