In the last few hours, surfers reported an embarrassing glitch on Facebook: if you entered someone’s profile, you automatically offered them friendship. As a result, there were users who received many membership offers, hundreds and even more, and did not understand why. This is a bug that could be particularly problematic, because who among us does not sometimes go into the pages of people we know just to get updated on their situation, for example ex-spouses, but in no way do we want the other party to know about it.
In many groups on Facebook as well as on Twitter, surfers shared the bug, warned or tried to understand the source of the many companies’ offers. In the popular Mamtschik group, one of the users wrote: “There is a new bug on Facebook that if you log in to see someone’s Facebook profile it automatically sends a friend request, it was important for me to warn you in advance so you know.” Also in the Facebook group Secret Tel Aviv, one of the surfers addressed the issue: “I warn everyone that there is now a bug on Facebook that in the coming week people will enter your profile completely consciously, check if they like you, send you a friend offer even though you are complete strangers and then when you send them a message “Do you know?” They’ll say “oh haha no Shit sorry, it’s this bug on Facebook that sends friend offers to single people, but you can get to know each other anyway haha”.
After a few hours, the problem was fixed. Meta released an official statement that included an apology. “We fixed a bug related to the latest app update that caused some Facebook friend requests to be sent by mistake. We stopped it and apologize for the inconvenience,” they explained.
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