Facebook Glitch Sends Friend Requests to Every Profile Visited, Meta Apologizes and Fixes Bug

A recent bug on Facebook caused friend requests to be automatically sent to every profile users visited. Meta has issued an apology and confirmed that the bug has been successfully resolved.


Social media users voiced their frustrations as Facebook sent unexpected friend requests on their behalf. The widespread glitch, circulated on Twitter with screenshots and videos, was later acknowledged as a bug by Meta. The company promptly issued an apology and confirmed the bug's resolution in a statement.

Facebook Glitch Sends Unexpected Friend Requests

Social media users voiced concerns as Facebook automatically sent friend requests to visited profiles. The bug was reported by users in Bangladesh, Philippines, and Sri Lanka, sparking privacy worries and online jokes.

Meta swiftly acknowledged the glitch, issuing an apology and confirming its resolution. A Meta spokesperson stated, "We fixed a bug related to a recent app update that caused some Facebook friend requests to be sent mistakenly. We've stopped this from happening and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused," as shared with The Daily Beast.

Facebook Scam: Exploiting Users for Malicious Intent

Scammers continue to leverage Facebook as a platform to target unsuspecting users. A recent incident in March revealed a scam where malicious actors utilized Facebook pages to distribute malware, posing a significant threat to victims' systems.

Malware Distribution Alert: Fake ChatGPT Pages Exploit Facebook Users

Research conducted by CloudSEK highlights the emergence of fake ChatGPT pages on Facebook, utilized as a means to distribute malware. Scammers hijack Facebook accounts or pages, masquerading them as genuine ChatGPT platforms, luring users with enticing ads claiming access to the alleged "latest version of ChatGPT, GPT-V4."

Trusting the deceptive links shared by fake Facebook accounts led to the deployment of stealer malware onto unsuspecting users' devices, posing a significant risk to their privacy and security. It is crucial to exercise caution when downloading content from unfamiliar sources online.

Disturbing Revelation: 13 Phony Facebook Pages Amplifying Malware

CloudSEK's investigation uncovered a network of 13 counterfeit Facebook pages/accounts dedicated to propagating the malicious software. These accounts boasted a staggering 500,000 followers collectively, emphasizing the need for heightened vigilance and awareness among users.