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Facebook fixes longstanding iOS bug, lowers crash rate by 50%

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Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it had cracked a long standing bug that affected app stability on iOS. As a result, Facebook engineers are touting that the crash rate for the iOS Facebook app has been reduced by a whopping 50%.

Interestingly, Facebook employees Slobodan Predolac and Nicolas Piegelberg over at the Facebook Engineering Blog put up a detailed post explaining what the problem was, why it was so challenging to fix, and how they ultimately were able to eradicate the bug in question. It's well worth a read if you're in the least bit interested in the technical nuts and bolts behind a small yet significant fix.

The updated Facebook app was pushed out this past Tuesday, so make sure to update if you haven't already.

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