Facebook users report one of the unfamiliar bugs that plague the platform of old messenger threads that are automatically repackaged without context or explanation. The first user reported on Twitter this company now checks that old messages are treated as unread messages and appear on the Messenger tab on Facebook.com. However, the explanation is still difficult to grasp.
"Some people are seeing old messages on Facebook.com, we are aware of this issue and are actively working to resolve the issue as soon as possible," a Facebook spokesperson said. " Sorry for the inconvenience."
Some people expressed concern that bugs could rediscover conversations or previous records. Unless you actively delete users and other users' records, Messenger keeps the entire conversation back and forth and continues for years. There may be a person who knocks down an old thread that has lost a former family member or friend.
An old Facebook message that was uploaded a few years ago.
– Leslie Waghorn (@lawaghorn) November 26, 2016
It is not sure what is happening on Facebook and old messages appear new, but it is actually a funny story. Ilija Jerković (@ilijajerkovic) November 26, 2018
Thank you. @facebook Thank you for notifying us of your message. One year and many have spent the evening afraid of what I have seen since my partner Dean left the world.
– Adam (@adamadzp) November 26, 2018 [19659007Thisisnotthefirsttimethishashappenedaccidentallydatingbackto2015FacebookisnotoriouslypainfulforpeopleusingtheOnTheDaycallbackfeatureIbegantorecallmymemoriesbecauseIdidnotknowhowtodistinguishbetweencelebratingandcheerfulpostsdesignedtopretendtobebasedontheunderlyingalgorithmsandtragediesthatgeneratemanyifnot"participating"asFacebookmeasures
This is not a strategic failure of human understanding, but a code problem. To be fair, the majority of people who complain about bugs seem to treat it as a random and surprising oddity of a social network that nobody can account for now. We know that Facebook is captivated by painful memories of reminding us that we have a huge amount of online identity and that we are responsible for the details of our personal lives, and the stewardship of that data is almost constantly criticized this year.
If your company knows exactly what the problem is, you should update this story.