On Wednesday, the button for editing messages on Facebook, familiar to many users, suddenly disappeared. This feature is certainly extremely useful, so users immediately responded with a whole series of posts on Twitter, where they attached screenshots that confirmed the fact that editing messages is no longer available. A wave of complaints swept all social networks, in order to draw the attention of developers to the problem.
User posts were varied, as some simply reported a problem, while others were filled with sheer outrage at such a severe inconvenience. In general, we can conclude from all of these messages that users are extremely surprised by the decrease in functionality and blame everything on some sort of bug, since it is obvious that the developer could not consciously take such a step.
Facebook has not yet commented on why some users no longer have the ability to edit posts. We cannot rule out the possibility that the company deliberately made such a change and will soon explain its decision. A number of users attribute the problem to installing the latest version of Apple.
The resentment of users is understandable, since the ability to edit already written posts is extremely important. After all, having made a small mistake and not having the edit function, you need to delete a post with existing likes and comments and make a new one. Meanwhile, Meta is possibly trying to increase the security of users on the Internet with this step so that users understand exactly which post they are interacting with and that it will remain the same in the future.
Do you think the disappearance of the Edit button is a conscious Facebook move or a bug? Are you in favor of this functionality or against it? Please share your thoughts below.