Facebook bug which may unblocked people you have blocked

Facebook starts to notify over 800,000 users about a bug in Facebook and Messenger that unblocked some people they had blocked, that was written in an article about this Facebook bug report published by Facebook on Monday July 2.


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What’s that bug?

According to Facebook inc., this bug was active between May 29 and June 5. Due to this bug in Facebook, while someone who was unblocked could not see content shared with friends, they could have only things posted to a wider audience like a picture, which is shared with friends of friends.

Explanation By Facebook inc.

Mark Zuckerburg

Facebook inc had apologized for this bug and have explained about what happens. As you have an idea that when you block someone on Facebook, they are not be able to see your post, start conversion with you on Messenger or add you as a friend. Blocking someone will also automatically unfriend them if you were previously friends. In the case of this bug:

  • It did not reinstate any friend connections that had been severed.
  • 83% of people affected by the bug had only one person they had blocked temporarily unblocked.
  • Someone who was unblocked might have been able to contact people on Messenger who had blocked them.

This bug in Facebook and Messenger have fixed now and everyone has been blocked again. Users who were affected by this bug starts getting notification on Facebook encouraging them to check their blocked list.

Conclusion

Facebook have a bug that may unblock people you have blocked in between May 29 and June 5. 83% of people who were affected by this bug had only one person they had blocked temporarily unblocked and someone who was unblocked might have been able to contact people on Messenger who had blocked them. Facebook had now fixed this bug and starts sending notification to their 800,000 on Facebook encourging them to check their blocked list.


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