Facebook accidentally turned on email notifications for some users. The social network lets users pick and choose what event on Facebook results in an email sent to their inbox (there are now 73 notification options to choose from). Unfortunately, the reset turned them all back on.
The glitch got a lot of attention and was posted on the Known Issues on Facebook webpage:
Email notifications: Some people are suddenly receiving email notifications for settings they had turned off, and the checkboxes are now checked. We are currently working on a solution to this problem.
The issue has since been fixed, according to Facebook. “Yesterday evening, we discovered a bug that caused a small number of people to start receiving notifications they had previously turned off,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. “We have since resolved the issue and apologize for any inconvenience.”
As of 11 hours ago, Facebook was still working on the issue, and it has yet to comment on the problem in the company’s blog.