The Facebook outage caused users of the social network to automatically receive friend requests from people viewing their profile. The issue occurred on May 19, according to The Daily Beast.

Meta did not deny the existence of the bug, and confirmed that the failure was caused by a Facebook app update.

This caused Facebook friend requests to be mistakenly submitted. We have canceled all requests sent due to this error.

Social network spokesperson.

Most Facebook users were embarrassed by sending a friend request from strangers. One Reddit forum user even noted that “today we will all find out who our stalkers are.”

Recall that too brisk pre-orders of iPhone 14 smartphones by Chinese citizens in September 2022 led to a failure in Apple’s online services.