Microsoft updates Facebook for Windows Phone 8 to solve crashing issue

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An updated version of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) for Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone promises to solve an issue triggering crashes for many users.

Earlier this week, consumers running Facebook for Windows Phone 8 began complaining of crashes every time they accessed either comments or account notifications. According to Ubergizmo, users with Facebook for Windows Phone 7.x did not experience the same issues: Microsoft, not Facebook, is the publisher behind the app, and it appears likely that Facebook tweaked its API, resulting in problems for the WP8 iteration.

"Thanks to our friends at Facebook: a new FB app update is now in [Microsoft's Windows Phone] Store," Microsoft corporate vice-president Joe Belfiore tweeted Thursday. "It addresses a crash some people were hitting in the last update."

Facebook now touts more than 1 billion users worldwide. Roughly 680 million users access the social networking platform via mobile.

For more:
- read this Next Web article
- read this Ubergizmo article

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