Glitch Sees Woman Send Friend Requests to 36 Profiles She Viewed | “Added My Ex-Boyfriend From 10 Years Ago and His Wife”
We might all have stalked someone or the other on Facebook at some point in our lives. Whether it’s our favorite celebrities or an unrequited crush, Facebook has given netizens access to check out what’s going on in other peoples' lives by staying anonymous. But this woman is possibly paying an embarrassing price for snooping around random profiles on Facebook. Where in most cases people are really careful not to leave likes or send friend requests to the pages they are checking out in secret, this woman somehow ended up sending friend requests to 36 profiles on Facebook. However, according to her claims, it was a glitch on the platform.
“Two nights ago, Facebook absolutely slaughtered me for snooping,” user Kimmy (@kimmysnail) told her TikTok viewers in a viral video. “Facebook came for me—came for everyone. If you were, two nights ago, looking at profiles that you shouldn’t have looked at, you’re in the same position as me where it added every single profile.” She continued, “I added 36 people. Did I add…my ex-boyfriend from 10 years ago? I added his wife. I added my eighth-grade science teacher. I added friends of my boyfriend and their girlfriends—who I’ve never met. I’ve never even met his friends. We’re quite new in this relationship so to do that is really weird.”
People commenting on her viral video which amassed over 600K views wrote how “this will go down as one of the worst glitches in history” and that they are “too afraid to look at anyone’s profile now.” People typically have no means of knowing if another user has visited their Facebook profile, thus that information suddenly becoming public has alarmed people. Several folks were left embarrassed after sending unintentional friend requests which resulted in humiliating situations.
This is best illustrated by Kimmy's popular video in which she talked about the Facebook malfunction. Many viewers were still upset at Facebook's error and sympathized with Kimmy. After realizing they had unintentionally sent friend requests to people whose profiles they were attempting to browse secretly, several users revealed that they have deactivated their Facebook accounts in panic.
According to The Daily Beast, the glitch was a real issue and Meta has apologized for it. Facebook was really sending automatic friend requests to any profile they viewed. “We fixed a bug related to a recent app update that caused some Facebook friend requests to be sent mistakenly,” a spokesperson for Meta told the outlet. “We’ve stopped this from happening and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.” Apparently, other users were as mortified after their secret stalking as the tweets below will testify. We sincerely hope that these glitches never happen again because one just might not recover from the regret afterward.
is anyone else’s facebook sending automatic friend request when they click on a profile?? it was the wrong night to go through my year book & stalk 😂😂💀— tayla 🎀🤍 (@greatdynasty13) May 12, 2023
facebook stalking and somehow a friend request was sent. thats it guys. see u in another life— madds 2.0 (@mvddssvcks) May 12, 2023