A bug accidentally killed several Facebook users – including founder Mark Zuckerberg – with messages being posted on their accounts meant for memorialized profiles. The bug on the social media platform on Friday delivered morbid news to Zuckerberg, with a message on his profile: “Remembering Mark Zuckerberg”. Also Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!Also Read - What happens to your Facebook account after you die?
“We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life,” the message read. Other users found same messages on their profiles, www.today.com reported. Also Read - WhatsApp Multi-device support confirmed, public beta rollout begins in two months: Mark Zuckerberg
“For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts. This was a terrible error that we have now fixed. We are very sorry that this happened and we worked as quickly as possible to fix it,” Facebook said in a statement. ALSO READ: Facebook Flash is a Snapchat-like Android app aimed at emerging markets
The social media giant has 1.79 billion users. “Yesterday I was on Facebook Live! Today I’m Facebook Dead,” wrote the Washington Post’s journalist Emily Guskin. Memorialized accounts are a place on Facebook for friends and family to gather and share memories after a person has passed away. ALSO READ: Inside Mark Zuckerberg s plan to make Facebook video-first