Facebook Groups Glitch Continues to Plague Users

By: Josh Wolford - November 29, 2012

Did you wake up to a bunch of random notifications and soon found that you’re now a member of a bunch of long-forgotten groups? You’re not alone. A glitch within Facebook Groups has re-enrolled many users in groups that they previously exited – we’re talking old groups, like 5+ years old for some.

Facebook admitted to the glitch yesterday, saying that “some users appear to have been re-added to groups that they have left in the past. We are investigating.”

I noted yesterday that I had been re-added to about 40 groups that I had previously left. This morning, the problem seems to have been fixed, at least for me. I’m no longer showing membership in any old groups.

But the problem continues to plague some users. A quick search of Twitter will show you that:

I’ve reached out to Facebook for comment on their “investigation” of the problem and to see where they are on a fix. Maybe the problem is working itself out for some users, and only getting worse for others.

What about you? Are you still a victim of this Facebook Groups glitch?

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    To the staff of facebook,

    I have started a group call NSW DEPARTMENT SWAP/MUTUAL EXCHANGE & there is no way I can get my group back coz I was told there is a Glitch going on with Facebook & I have send a message to my other admin Graham Downs & he said he can’t fix it which I don’t believe him coz he has stolen the group away from me so pls return the group back to me

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    This happens quite often with facebook, its annoying that facebook is still not blocking people who add users to the group without any sort of authorization.

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