Thanks to a Facebook Blunder You’ve Been Re-Added to the Groups You Left on Facebook

A change in Facebook group functionality, you automatically got re-added to all those weird groups you left four years ago!

Remember that group that your friends created back in 2007 that was supposed to be cool but you stormed out of after it disintegrated into social media rage? Or that one time Timmy created a group to gather numbers from cute girls because he lost his phone in Lake Michigan?

Congratulations! You should probably check your Group settings because you’re probably back in them, according to The Noisecast.

It looks like overnight Facebook made changes to their groups and created a whole set of other problems in the process. This message is appearing in the groups I was re-added to:

To make matters worse, there are closed and secret groups whose content has been made public.

So that secret tribute group to the Flying Spaghetti Monsters? No so secret anymore. But instead of dogs, you’ll be wondering who let the Pastafarians out! (I’m mostly sorry for this terrible joke.)

Here are some tweets we found across the web:

Facebook has released a statement acknowledging the bug today in an interview with NBC News:

“A bug surfaced last night that caused some users to be re-added to groups that they previously belonged to. We are working to resolve the issue now. In the meantime, we are rolling out a short-term fix for all closed groups that will make the content of those groups inaccessible to the re-added members.”

In the mean time, take a quick sweep through your group memberships, alert your friends, and double-check your content.

Photo credit: Flickr / Thos003

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About Deanna Ogle

Deanna Ogle hails from the greater Detroit area and her work has appeared in The Good Men Project, The Printed Blog, and Provoketive Magazine. She is studying journalism and religious studies, and writes at her personal blog Soul like a Spider. Loves: carnations, iced espresso, and watching movies with her husband. Find her at Twitter, Google and Facebook.

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    EPIC – Electronic Privacy Information Center http://epic.org/ and Center For Digital Democracy http://www.democraticmedia.org/ are asking questions yet again. .

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