Facebook investigating re-posting of old photos on timeline

Social networking site Facebook has said that it is investigating the re-posting of old photographs of users on their timeline.
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India TV Business Desk New Delhi December 10, 2016 14:59 IST

Social networking site Facebook has said that it is investigating the re-posting of old photographs of users on their timeline. 

Many users have complained that the photos they had posted months ago are resurfacing on their pages.

According to a report in Boston Globe on Friday, the complaints came after Facebook told users on Thursday that it had compiled videos for them that showed their "year in review", essentially a video slideshow of individuals' photos from 2016 that they can share with their friends.

The report quoted Stephanie Milot, a reporter for PC Magazine, who wrote that four of her photos were re-posted Friday.

The new photos did not merely re-appear on the timeline but the posts were marked with new dates and timestamps - confusing the users as if they had been posted anew.

After the users registered complaints, Facebook clarified that it was aware of the issue and currently investigating.

Facebook's help forum has received many queries regarding the issue. Many users, after Friday's Facebook glitch, were led to believe that their accounts were hacked.

"Tonight I have seen two posts on my page as new posts, but both are from 6 months ago, and are old posts. Why is this happening? Have I been hacked?" the report cited one user writing.

 

Earlier this year, Facebook had mistakenly said that some of its 1.79 billion users were dead.

(With IANS inputs)

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