Facebook confirms years-old messages are randomly coming back to haunt users


Facebook users are reporting one of the stranger bugs to plague the platform of late: years-old Messenger threads resurfacing automatically, without context or explanation. First reported by users on Twitter, the company now confirms that older messages are being treated as new, unread ones and popping up in the Messenger tab on Facebook.com. The explanation, however, remains elusive.

“Some people are seeing older messages on Facebook.com. We are aware of the issue and are actively working to resolve it in as soon as possible,” a Facebook spokesperson tells The Verge. “We apologize for the inconvenience.”

Some have expressed concern that the bug could resurface conversations or past histories they would much rather forget. Unless you…

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Written by Nick Statt
This news first appeared on https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/26/18113539/facebook-messenger-old-threads-conversations-resurfacing-no-reason under the title “Facebook confirms years-old messages are randomly coming back to haunt users”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.