Facebook says bug changed block settings on up to 800K accounts

Facebook says bug changed block settings on up to 800K accounts

Claiming that the bug had been fixed, the Facebook post also suggested that users check their block list, to see if they were affected in any way.

Blocking someone on Facebook automatically unfriends them and prevents them from such actions as adding you as friend, sending you a message on Messenger, and seeing posts on your profile.

It should be noted that in the week or so this bug remained active, a large majority of users had only a single person from their blocked list temporarily unblocked.

"We know that the ability to block someone is important", Egan wrote, "and we'd like to apologize and explain what happened".

Mind you, they couldn't see private posts, or posts you'd only shared with your friends.

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Facebook has acknowledged a new bug that improperly tinkered with user settings - this time, a bug that affected more than 800,000 users and unblocked users that they'd blocked.

Just a few months after launching Snapchat competitor, Riff, a collaborative video creation app for both iOS and Android users in 2015, Facebook plugged the plug on it.However, the tech giant said that most of the features of the app had been integrated into the main Facebook app and Messenger.

Facebook is primarily about connecting with other people, but its "block" functionality certainly has its place for avoiding those you don't want to be in touch with for one reason or another.

About 83% of the 800,000 users affected had only one person unblocked.

People are blocked for harsher reasons, such as harassment or bullying, Egan added. Users will be notified if the bug was linked to their accounts and will receive a Facebook notification "encouraging them to check their blocked list", the company said.

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