FACEBOOK users are urged to try two hacks to recover their photos after they were mysteriously deleted from the platform.
Last week, users were up in arms after complaining that countless memories had been deleted from Facebook, including last pictures of family members that could not be reproduced.
Some users have reported that the deleted images are images from their mobile uploads or they are snapshots that are not in an organized album.
Others claim that all their photos from more than ten years have been deleted.
One affected user, Jame Koopman, told The Sun that the problem started with a few images disappearing but has spread to his entire upload collection.
“All my uploaded photos are gone and now only yesterday’s uploads are left,” he said.
“I feel like someone died. I am devastated.”
People have used Facebook as a place to share and save life events for over a decade, since the launch of the Reminders feature in late 2010.
Facebook has not yet commented on the saga, which is why some users are considering leaving the platform for good.
However, tech-savvy people have found two ways to recover deleted photos on Reddit.
Although Facebook hasn’t confirmed an official workaround, some people have had success using these methods.
Just follow these steps:
- Go to Memories section on Facebook
- Scroll down and select highlights
- Click albums
- Try to find your deleted posts and save again
Alternatively, you can try the following:
- Sign in to Facebook.com on a computer
- open that Settings & Privacy Menu
- Click on Your Facebook information
- Select the option to download your information
- Enter the required details
- Download your deleted photos from Facebook
If that still doesn’t work, it’s best to avoid uploading photos through the app until the issue is resolved.
The Sun has reached out to Facebook for comment.
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