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Facebook glitch reposting updates you don't want in your News Feed

Facebook glitch reposting updates you don't want in your News Feed
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Facebook's "Year in Review" can bring back fond memories of the past 12 months. The "Happy Friendiversary" videos remind you just how long you've been friends with the special people in your life. And the "On this Day" feature is also a sweet blast from the past.

Although I barely ever post these memories, I do enjoy looking at them. I also enjoy having that choice between posting or ignoring and the control over my Facebook account.

Unfortunately, a glitch with Facebook has made it so that not everyone has that option. Random, old photos and status updates are automatically being posted to users' accounts. The time stamp on the post or picture is current as if it was just posted but people have stated on their Facebook and Twitter that the content is several months old.

The good news is your account hasn't been hacked. The bad news is, there's no way to prevent it from happening. Facebook is aware of the issue and they are fixing it.

If you don't want to wait for the solution then you can manually delete the reposts from your account. All your posts have a drop down menu in the top right-hand corner. Click the down arrow and the select "Delete" at the bottom of the list. Or you can select "Hide from Timeline."

Glitches related to Facebook memories have happened in the past. There was a bug that encouraged users to celebrate 46 years of friendship. If you're not a fan of the "On this Day" feature, you can disable it.

Although annoying, this isn't as bad as the bug that made people think their loved ones had died. People's Facebook pages had been memorialized and their friends received notifications of their death.

Have any of these glitches happened to you? How did you handle it? Tell me in the comments section below.

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