Apple users rejoice! The engineering team over at Facebook has fixed a flaw and reduced crashes on the iOS app by 50%!
With an app as large and complex as Facebook, it can take a while for programmers to fix the bugs causing crashes. That's because there are so many developers working on the code for each new release that it's difficult to find which change or new piece of code caused the crash.
That was the case this time around. The iOS team at Facebook had to act like a detective squad and go through the entire app to test each piece and see where the error was coming from. They finally found out that an encryption layer called SSL was coded incorrectly.
Once they found it, the team was able to fix it in only a few hours, so you could get back to checking on your friends without worrying about another crash.
If the message function on your Facebook app disappears, don't worry. It's not a crash. Facebook is replacing that function with a separate app for chatting with your friends. Click here to find out everything you need to know about Facebook Messenger.