(Closed) FB Messages Are Public?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What messages are showing up on your timeline?
    All of the messages I recieved, including PMs : (3 votes)
    3 %
    A few PMs showed up : (3 votes)
    3 %
    It's all just posts to others' walls and timelines : (77 votes)
    84 %
    Nothing as I removed the messages on my timeline : (5 votes)
    5 %
    I don't use facebook : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I’ve seen this too, but haven’t been able to find any of the said messages. I looked all the way back to 2007 on my time line, but nothing. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    2282 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    No. I just read a whole article about how FB stock went down today because of this rumor. People being switched over to the timeline format (mostly in Europe this month) are seeing old wall posts reappear, and are mistaking them for private messages, and are thinking that old private messages are suddenly being made public. The wall system and messaging system are separate systems, and can’t accidentally get cross-wired. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    Wait I take that back… I am definetly seeing all these posts now. But they were so long ago that I don’t know if they were messages or wall posts.

    Post # 7
    Member
    45 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    None of my PMs are showing up on my wall thankfully.

    Post # 9
    Member
    4355 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Some of my private (although no embarrassing or anything) messages showed up. I went through my whole timeline and hid all messages from friends from my timeine. I could tell they were private based on the msg style conversation which isn’t something I’d do on my wall. And a couple made me raise an eyebrow a bit so I know they weren’t previously public.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2282 posts
    Buzzing bee
    Post # 11
    Member
    1628 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Nah, people are just panicking and not remembering which old messages were PMs and which were wall posts. It has to do with the way the wall used to work.

    Remember when you had to sign your name to any wall post because it didn’t say who said it? Remember how you could edit another person’s wall because it was more like chalkboard back in the day? CRAZY.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1628 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @AB Bride:  I think there’s a limited window of time from when you post that you can edit/delete (which is an improvement…you used to not be able to do either at all)

    Post # 14
    Member
    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve gone through my entire timeline and there are no PMs there.  There are only old wall posts.

    Post # 15
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    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I checked and mine just look like old wall posts.

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