Following what appears to be a glitch that sees many users automatically sending out a friend request to every new profile they visit, Meta made the fix.
Meta sent out apologies to its users via a statement with The Daily Beast on Friday, recognizing the erratic behavior of its popular social media platform.
Per the representative who spoke with the outlet, “We fixed a bug related to a recent app update that caused some Facebook friend requests to be sent mistakenly.”
“We’ve stopped this from happening and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused,” they added.
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Inevitably, the error has left users with varying reactions—some of which were amused, while others were confused.
Although some could brush off the event simply as it is—a glitch—others are finding the issue to be more concerning, especially when they are seeing themselves sending out a friend request to the person they are attempting to block.
It, however, is mere triviality compared to the bigger news about Meta’s attempt at implementing the so-called “Year of Efficiency,” where it is seeing a massive reduction of its entire workforce by no less than 21,000 by the year’s end.
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