Facebook Glitch Brings Up the Ghosts of Groups Past
If you woke up this morning, logged onto Facebook, and saw some long-forgotten remnants of the past – you’re not alone. Many users have complained that they are now seeing old groups on their accounts, and even receiving notifications from groups that they had previously removed themselves from.
It looks like something went wrong in Facebook land and the company re-subscribed users to groups from long ago. It happened to me – I now belong to a few dozen old groups that I hadn’t thought about in years. Apparently, some users have even reported that they’ve been added to as many as 250 groups.
Facebook is aware of the issue, and is looking into it:
“Some users appear to have been re-added to groups that they have left in the past. We are investigating,” said Facebook in a statement.
Why is Facebook showing me all the old groups I joined when I was 19 and still had hopes and dreams?
Maybe that’s one positive way to look at it. How else would you have remembered that you once belonged to the “10:00 am Tequila Bongers” group or the “Young Republicans Club.” Yikes.
Facebook is working on the problem, and I’m sure they’ll have a fix soon. Until then, you may want to go in and unsubscribe from any offending groups on your own. Or, just put up with the flurry of unwanted notifications.[via The Next Web]