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Weird bug messes Twitter notifications, informs about account unfollows

Weird bug messes Twitter notifications, informs about account unfollows 

Every social media service faces the problem of bugs, but Twitter is dealing with something extremely weird right now.

A number of users of the microblogging site have reported that they are getting notifications for unfollowing.

Meaning, whenever a person unfollows a Twitter account, the owner of that accounts gets a notification.

Twitter lets you unfollow without informing 

In its normal configuration, Twitter lets you follow and unfollow without any restriction.

When you follow a user, they get a notification for the same, but when you unfollow, they are not notified about the action.

Plus, you can also configure Twitter to notify you about updates from the people you follow, like when they post a tweet, mention someone or retweet something.

However, this bug has messed things up 

Over the last few days, multiple users have reported about an issue which appears to be mixing Twitter unfollows with follows.

Basically, whenever a person unfollows a user, the service notifies the user that they have been *followed*.

So, in essence, the user opens the notification about a follow but actually finds that they have been unfollowed, which is pretty annoying.


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