Recently, Twitter requested the deletion of its app from Facebook as it became useless when Facebook made a move to remove a feature that allowed people to cross-post tweets and updates from Twitter, Axios and etc.
However, we did not know that just by deleting the app from Facebook could result in deletion of any old posts from users. When this accident occurred, Facebook immediately got in touch with Twitter to get the issue solved. However, it was only the next morning when Facebook made an announcement that it is restoring the deleted content for users.
The cross-posting feature was a really great feature. Many users relied on this feature to maintain their presence on Facebook and continue their discussion with new audience. This deletion meant that users who used cross-posting to engage with their audience had lost years’ worth of conversations, in many cases.
When the issue was resolved and the posts had been restored, Facebook announced that the deleted content was restored and all impacted users can now view their posts and tweets.
However, this deletion was temporary but it rings an alarm in our heads that users are not always in control of the content that they create on social media platforms.