Problem loading tidyverse: Incompatible library version: readxl.so requires version 3.5.0 or later, but libR.dylib provides version 3.4.0

I got this error when installing tidyverse, how to solve it? I re-installed Rstudio and updated it. Thanks.

library(tidyverse)
Error: package or namespace load failed for ‘tidyverse’ in dyn.load(file, DLLpath = DLLpath, ...):
unable to load shared object '/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.4/Resources/library/readxl/libs/readxl.so':
dlopen(/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.4/Resources/library/readxl/libs/readxl.so, 6): Library not loaded: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.5/Resources/lib/libR.dylib
Referenced from: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.4/Resources/library/readxl/libs/readxl.so
Reason: Incompatible library version: readxl.so requires version 3.5.0 or later, but libR.dylib provides version 3.4.0
In addition: Warning message:
package ‘tidyverse’ was built under R version 3.4.2

Try updating your packages with

update.packages(repos='http://cran.rstudio.com/', ask=FALSE, checkBuilt=TRUE)
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It looks like you're using R 3.5, but it's trying to load an old version of tidyverse from 3.4. Because of changes in the 3.5 upgrade, these aren't compatible. I'd recommend installing tidyverse afresh!

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