There Is A Strange Facebook Bug That Is Sending Friend Requests Automatically When You Visit Someone’s Profile
Facebook is one of the largest social media platforms, and the platform's app is also notorious for having some really strange bugs. Bugs that make you question what the developers are up to in the first place. While I would love to take a stroll down memory lane and look into all the bugs that we have encountered, it is more fun if we discuss the latest bug, which, for some reason, automatically sends a friend request to the person whose profile you are viewing.
Facebook bug really wants you to add people who you are no longer in touch with
Now, I know it might sound strange, but a lot of users on Twitter have started talking about this bug that is causing this automatic sending of friend requests, and all you have to do is visit someone's profile, and the request will be sent. Thankfully, you can still cancel it, but those who are just stalking others won't really think about going back and checking this.
I tried replicating the same on my Galaxy S22 Ultra but did not run into such an issue. However, Oliver Cragg of Android Authority did, and well, guess what? Cragg has a video to prove this weird bug.
umm... you might want to avoid clicking on user profiles on Facebook for a bit. it's auto-sending friend requests. pic.twitter.com/ettkXhvXV1
— Oliver Cragg (@olliecapa26) May 12, 2023
At the moment, we don't really know why it is happening, but we do know that a lot of people are running into the issue. Facebook clearly has not commented on the situation either, and I just checked for an app update, and turns out that my phone is already running on the latest app, and considering how this has been happening to a lot of people makes me believe that the issue is actually a bug. What's causing the bug, however, is something that we don't know.
In the meantime, I suggest that you stop visiting the profiles of people you don't have added on Facebook. Unless, of course, you already intend to send them a friend request. I will update this article when Facebook comments on why this bug is taking place in the first place.
Have you encountered something like this? Let us know your thoughts on what might be causing the issue in the comments below.
Written by Furqan Shahid