Last Friday, Facebook users discovered a bug that shattered their illusions about privacy. Friend requests have been sent to all profiles visited on the mobile app. For those engaged in the perpetual habit of covertly seeking out other people, their browsing habits have suddenly (and in some cases disappointingly) come to light, as Facebook generally does not share who has viewed user profiles.
As reported by The Daily Beast, the glitch rears its head whenever you view the profile of someone you’re not yet friends with. Users shared their findings on social media, and some individuals tested (and logged) bugs in action.
The bug temporarily calmed the Facebook stalking, but a spokesperson for Meta (Facebook’s parent company) issued a statement to The Daily Beast to apologize for the issue and confirm that it has been fixed. Users reported that unwanted friend requests disappeared from subsequent social media posts.
If you’re worried about still having friend requests that haven’t been sent, you can go to Select to see your pending requests. friend request You can view unanswered friend requests by clicking “View Sent Friend Requests” in the left navigation bar. You can delete items you didn’t intend to send (or don’t remember). cancel request button next to the person’s name.
Requests you don’t remember sending (even fewer visits to that person’s profile) may have been inadvertently sent through Facebook’s “People You May Know” module. They appear periodically in your feed as you scroll, and sometimes you may not recognize when you click or tap one of them. Add to friends button. On desktop, you can hide this feature by installing Social Fixer, a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari and Opera that lets you tweak Facebook’s interface. Once activated, open Settings Hide Who You May Know Filter and breathe a little easier.