Facebook Acknowledges The Bug Issue That Allows iPhone Camera Access


Facebook, the world’s most popular social network is back on the headlines with yet another issue. Many users of Facebook on the iPhone have reported that the app itself opens up the Camera app.

Furthermore, the reports suggest that when the user tries to scroll the news feed, the app itself opens up the Camera app and allows full access of the Camera and its functionality.

Today, Facebook has officially confirmed the bug present on the iOS platform. This bug was the reason behind granting the camera access while exploring or scrolling down the news feed on the Facebook app on iOS platform.

The first bug-related issue was reported by a Twitter user named Joshua Maddux. He has tweeted a screen recording of the entire issue that was causing the Camera app access while scrolling the feed using the Facebook app. You too can find out the tweet and the screen recording from the embedded tweet.

The same user has confirmed that the issue is with the latest iOS update and not the previous iOS i.e. iOS 12. He himself tested the issue in five different iOS devices running on different iOS versions.

Facebook’s spokesperson did acknowledge this issue and said, “navigate to the camera screen adjacent to News Feed when users tapped on photos” He further added that the company is submitting the same report and a fix to get rid of this issue to Apple. To clarify their side on this issue, he further added that there were no photos or videos uploaded due to this bug.

Furthermore, the bug was found in the updated Facebook app with version number 246. The v244 was incorrectly launching the landscape mode of the native camera app without the consent from its users. To fix this issue, the Social Network giant released version number 246 in this month. And recently, the same version is getting an issue of launching the native camera app.

Facebook has confirmed the issue and has already sent the request or the fix to overcome this issue especially on the iOS platform. No Android user has reported this kind of issue on their devices as of now.

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