Facebook fixes glitch that turned profiles into memorial pages

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Posted: Nov 11, 2016 5:40 PM

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Friday a glitch that changed profiles of several users, including that of Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, to memorial pages had been resolved.

A message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts, a company representative said in an emailed statement.

"We hope people who love [ name ] will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate [ his/her ] life," appeared at the top of user profiles, Gizmodo reported.

People took to Twitter to ridicule the glitch.

"Facebook thinks I'm dead I guess? That's awkward," Jason Evagelho tweeted.

(Reporting by Narottam Medhora in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)