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A Facebook glitch is causing messages from the past to resurface



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  • Facebook has been notifying
    some users of old messages they received months or even years
  • A glitch caused by software updates caused the messages to
    show up as if they were new, Facebook said in a statement.
  • Facebook has caught flack in the past for dredging up old
    memories. It had to modify its “On This Day” feature quickly
    after launch to filter out unwanted memories from appearing at
    the top of users’ feeds.

Some Facebook users are reliving long-forgotten memories
thanks to an issue with the platform that has been notifying them
of messages they received years ago.

On Monday, users took to Twitter to express their confusion that
they were being notified of old messages as if they were new
ones, as well as to share some
of the odd exchanges
from their past.

For some, the glitch also resurfaced cringeworthy and unwelcome

Read more: You’ll
soon be able to delete a Facebook message up to 10 minutes after
it’s already been sent

The resurfacing of old Facebook Messenger interactions was due to
a glitch caused by software updates, according to a statement

Facebook provided to the Verge
. The issue was “fully
resolved” as of Tuesday morning, Verge reports. 

Facebook has previously fielded criticism
for resurfacing old posts via its “On This Day” feature.
Fortunately, the feature went through a
series of updates
after its 2015 rollout that filtered out
those memories users would rather not recall. 

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