Pinterest, Tinder and other popular apps are currently broken on iOS devices, with early analysis suggesting Facebook is to blame.
There are widespread reports on social media of apps crashing whenever they are opened on iPhones and iPads. Some of the apps can be launched if the device is offline, which is useful in some cases, but will completely break their functionality in others.
Reports are suggesting that the problem is caused by Facebook’s SDK, its software development kit, which is used by many apps 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.
“We are aware and investigating an increase in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some apps to crash,” Facebook said on its developer platform.