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Facebook Messenger bug makes old messages reappear

Facebook Messenger bug makes old messages reappear

No, it's not a joke. Many users of the popular Messenger application have complained about the appearance of old conversations on the top of their message feeds - an unfortunate bug, which was quickly fixed by Facebook.

Messenger users expressed their concerns with the application via multiple other social media platforms. All the complaints reported the same issue - namely the automatic appearance of old messages dating back several years or archives in the inbox.

The problem was immediately recognized by the social network. "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." The promise was kept because Facebook's tech team scrambled and made quick work of the bug, reassuring users affected by it.

The bug was fixed on the evening of November 26. "The problem, caused by software updates, has been fully resolved. We are sorry for the inconvenience" said Facebook.

To avoid this kind of inconvenience in the future, we can only advise you to permanently delete the messages that you no longer wish to see, in order to avoid problems. Facebook even offers a guide for this.

Were you a victim of the bug? Let us know in the comments.

Source: The Verge

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  • I might be a victim so to speak or my fiancee is a cheating slut. I snapped a few pictures of inappropriate behavior using FB Messenger on her phone Thanksgiving day 2019 and the Dates look exactly like this starting with, NOV 22 AT 5:45PM, then NOV 24 AT 6:38 AM, and the next is MON AT 3:45 PM, MON AT 10:03 PM, TUE AT 10:31 PM, WED AT 9:12 AM. SOOOO, 2019 November calendar shows the 22nd being a Friday which makes the 24th a Sunday and the next entry is shown as "MON". The 2018 calendar is off by one day and the 22nd is a Thursday so these time stamps do not fit. Do old reappearing messages keep the old date and time or are the old words just put to the current date?