One of the largest social media platform Facebook appears to have resolved a Messenger bug that brought back chats from the years ago, according to the report which has been revealed. The messenger bug was reported in the early hours of the day on the Reddit and Twitter as users reported seeing the old chats threads, which includes those of the tragic events as well.
Users first spotted this bug on the Facebook desktop platform and is now considered to be due to the faulty code as a part of social media network ‘Memorizes’ feature. While this feature also reminds a user of the historic moments such as the popular status/video, friend anniversary, many of the complaints also suggested that they also saw the flashbacks of family/friends, members who have already passed away, or the moments with a former partner. People also admitted new posts on their chats but claimed that they represented a chain of past events.
Facebook, in response, appears to have sent a prompt reply acknowledging the problem. Soon after, the platform confirmed that it had fixed the issue and now it has been resolved fully as well. As per a statement which has been revealed Facebook said, “Earlier today, some people may have experienced Facebook re-sending old messages. The issue, caused by software updates, has been fully resolved. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.”
This is not just the first time on Facebook rolling back years old chats into its platform. A similar issue was also noticed in the year 2015, soon after the ‘On This Day’ feature was revealed. At that time, Facebook had claimed an issue with the algorithm of the feature as it was not able to distinguish between the engagements on both the negative and positive posts.
The mention of the ‘software updates’ could also be an indication that social media Giant Facebook is acting upon the recent data privacy problems and issues which happend, as well as the political advertising for the elections across the different countries.
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