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A series of reports coming out of France — including ones from Metro France and Observateur — claim that Facebook members who sent private messages over the past few years have been popping up on public posts. Facebook says that if you can comment or Like that activity, then it is a wall post and not a private message.
But the social network is debunking those claims, saying these messages are actually just older wall posts. have said their private messages from 20 are showing up on their Timeline, but Facebook said that the company hasn’t found a bug and believes the discrepancy comes from a wider roll out of the newer Timeline layout on a global scale.
Dear Facebookers – Your private inbox messages are now visible for all to see, from 2009 and later. this is a new change from Facebook as of yesterday. The earliest version of this post included accounts of users who claimed to have had their private messages turned into Timeline posts.
In the past, users weren’t able to comment and Like posts, so Facebook believes members new to Timeline are confusing old posts for private messages.
there’s an easy fix — when you’re in your own timeline, just click on the year on the right (2007, 2008, 2009) and you’ll see a box with a bunch of friends’ messages and a header that says have written on Scott’s timeline — hover over the right until you see the pencil, click and select hide from timeline. I actually did this on my wall and found it to be true, then I checked a friends wall to see if those messages were visible to me (not just her) and they are!! Rumors of a Facebook bug has users from all over the world worried about private messages showing up very publicly on Timeline pages.
Tech Crunch has investigated more, and we have found no evidence that the allegedly exposed posts were actually private messages.
Our Facebook specialist Josh Constine found that email receipts show allegedly exposed messages were in fact Wall posts, and the posts do not appear in users’ Facebook Messages inbox.
Constine notes that it can be hard to remember the way Facebook worked or the way we used it back in the day.
Without comments, people would have conversations by exchanging wall posts, and any one taken out of context might seem like a private message.
We also might not have been as careful with what we posted to walls back then before everyone’s boss, and grandma had a Facebook account — I know that I was personally surprised to see the messages I posted on others’ walls when looking back today.
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