- Bug: Unapproved friend requests sent. Unpleasant.
- Meta fixed the bug. Apologized. Uncomfortable encounters.
- Potential consequences: Privacy, social issues.
Recently Meta’s app Facebook had a bug that was quite annoying to users. The good news is that Meta has fixed that bug which you can say is a “Friendly bug”.
Now you would be thinking that why a friendly bug? because this bug was automatically sending the friend request from the user’s profile to someone else without the approval of the user which is no doubt a very unpleasant thing.
Sending unintended friend requests can lead to incredibly awkward situations. Unfortunately, a bug on Facebook caused just that. The bug targeted specific profiles you visited, resulting in automatic friend requests being sent out without your intention.
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, acknowledged the issue and issued an apology after fixing the bug. In a statement to The Daily Beast, they confirmed, “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.”
The consequences of this bug ranged from accidentally sending friend requests to individuals you intended to block, to creating highly uncomfortable encounters. Such incidents highlight the potential for even more distressing scenarios.