Some people on Facebook have reported waking up on New Year’s Eve to find the social network telling them they’ve been friends with other users for 46 years, regardless of whether or not they’ve even been alive that long.
It appeared the glitch has edited many Facebook friendship inception dates to Dec. 31, 1969, predating all social media and the Internet, USA Today reported.
A Facebook spokesman told the newspaper the glitch was in the process of being fixed.
“We’ve identified this bug and the team’s fixing it now so everyone can ring in 2016 feeling young again,” Chelsea Kohler said.
In the meantime, many have taken to social media to express their confusion:
On this day 46 years ago, December 31, 1969, I became friends with 67 people on Facebook. WTF? Go home Facebook, you're drunk.
— Erin (@thespiffycookie) December 31, 2015
Seeing 46 years on Facebook? Probably a code error related to the epoch, which will be 46 at midnight. https://t.co/amdn31NGHm
— Yuri Victor 🖤 (@yurivictor) December 31, 2015
— Nick Matarese (@nmatares) December 31, 2015
46 years ago? Guess I've had Facebook for a long time. pic.twitter.com/yrs3lute1I
— Tom (@TMaskVT) December 31, 2015