1. BassSoLow's Avatar
    Anyone else having issues with Facebook and Facebook Messenger Crashing after the latest update?

    Anytime the apps are closed out completely on my phone and I try to open them, I get a notification that the application has stopped running and the crash. Does it with both apps.

    The Facebook app show the blue screen with the white line like it's loading up and logging me in, then the screen goes black and it crashes.

    Usually I get messenger to open first, then once that opens the Facebook app finally opens.

    This just started tonight. I have restarted the phone, uninstalled the apps and reinstalled them. All the typical stuff.

    Anyone else see this happen? It was working fine all day with no issues.

    My phone is a Google Pixel 2 XL.
    01-21-2018 08:13 AM
  2. Insp_Gadget's Avatar
    Yes, I noticed it a few days ago. It's a persistent crash. The only way I could get the app to work was to clear the app cache. I submitted feedback. We'll see if Facebook fixes it in the next app update.
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    01-21-2018 08:38 AM
  3. BassSoLow's Avatar
    I cleared the cache too. Works on occasion for me, but most of the time it doesn't. I found if I can get the Messenger app to open up, which usually takes 5 or more tried because it's crashing too, the Facebook will load up. Pretty awful considering it's probably one of, if not the most frequently used app on most peoples phones.
    01-21-2018 08:50 AM
  4. Corey Bienstock's Avatar
    Same thing happening to me. If I go into play store and open fb that way it works every time but if I click on app on my home screen it crashes.
    01-21-2018 10:47 AM
  5. Insp_Gadget's Avatar
    The Facebook app is crap. It doesn't take advantage of any of the new APIs or Android design language (it's written for Android 6.0 Marshmallow). It's buggy. Facebook basically did the bare minimum to make it tolerable. It needs a total rewrite.
    01-21-2018 10:55 AM
  6. BassSoLow's Avatar
    Yeah works for me that way some of the time too, but not always. Oh well, guess we just got to wait for an update. Lol.
    01-21-2018 01:49 PM
  7. scorpiori's Avatar
    Yes. annoying as hell.
    01-21-2018 03:10 PM
  8. erasat's Avatar
    It was what I needed to finally decide to get rid of both. Uninstalled Messenger first a couple of days ago and this morning after 2 or 3 days trying to use the app I gave up and uninstalled it too.

    For now, IF I really need to use Facebook I just open a session from the browser, I even turned on the notification settings when the browser asked me so I think I'll keep it this way for a long time.
    01-21-2018 06:07 PM
  9. Mathrania's Avatar
    Yes, getting the force close error
    01-21-2018 06:26 PM
  10. idiotekniques's Avatar
    There are plenty of facebook lite alternatives out there from friendly to swipe and swift
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    01-21-2018 07:57 PM
  11. BassSoLow's Avatar
    I just downloaded Friendly. Works pretty well. Looked for Facebook Lite, but apparently it's not available in the US.
    01-22-2018 11:23 AM
  12. bbycrts's Avatar
    Same for me since the "mystery update" on Friday. Things seem to have stabilized, but it was bad on Saturday.
    01-22-2018 03:14 PM
  13. sixty_four's Avatar
    Pretty awful considering it's probably one of, if not the most frequently used app on most peoples phones.
    It is? I did not know that.
    01-22-2018 06:24 PM
  14. alliegracie97's Avatar
    Yes, mine crashes whenever I try to open it, I have a Google pixel 2. Also it only opens if someone else sends me a message so that the bubble appears. At all other times it is impossible to access. Unfortunately this leads to one-sided communication which really pisses off my family and friends.
    01-23-2018 08:57 AM
  15. ptkelly's Avatar
    The only problem I have with Facebook is the constant ads and popups to join Facebook. I
    01-23-2018 10:12 AM
  16. sixty_four's Avatar
    Yes, mine crashes whenever I try to open it, I have a Google pixel 2. Also it only opens if someone else sends me a message so that the bubble appears. At all other times it is impossible to access. Unfortunately this leads to one-sided communication which really pisses off my family and friends.
    I'd be pissed at my friends and family if they relied solely on FB to communicate with me. I tell everyone I don't use Messenger on my phone and life goes on.
    01-23-2018 10:26 AM
  17. BetsyS's Avatar
    Yes, same issue on my Google pixel 2
    01-23-2018 10:56 AM
  18. blackhawksfan75's Avatar
    I just got the Pixel 2 on Friday. Loving the phone so far. Anyhow, the Facebook was sporatically causing issues all weekend. It got worse Sunday night through yesterday morning where the app wouldn't even open and constantly crash. I force stopped but that didn't fix anything. What I have found that (knock on wood) has worked so far, is to delete and re-install Facebook.
    01-23-2018 11:36 AM
  19. BassSoLow's Avatar
    Anyone have any good suggestions for third party Facebook apps? I'm using Friendly right now and it's not bad, but I'd like to hear about experiences with other applications if anyone has any?
    01-23-2018 07:16 PM
  20. anon(5602692)'s Avatar
    I have the same problem with my pixel 2. Opening Facebook via Google Play solves the crashing problem. It's annoying, but i'm sure dealing with third party applications would be more annoying in any case.
    01-24-2018 02:25 PM
  21. scorpiori's Avatar
    I have the same problem with my pixel 2. Opening Facebook via Google Play solves the crashing problem. It's annoying, but i'm sure dealing with third party applications would be more annoying in any case.
    I think so too..

    So far I didn't find an alternative for the official Facebook app.
    Every one I tried had a ****ty experience :/

    Hopefully they'll fix it.
    01-24-2018 02:51 PM
  22. BassSoLow's Avatar
    An update for Facebook Messenger just went out and seems to have addressed the issue with that app. Still waiting on a fix for the Facebook app.
    01-24-2018 03:58 PM
  23. BassSoLow's Avatar
    Update for Facebook has just launched as well. It seems to have addressed the issue with that application as well.
    01-25-2018 02:28 PM
  24. Gary_Berg's Avatar
    Try Simple Social for Facebook.
    01-25-2018 09:14 PM

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