FACEBOOK users are in uproar over the social media platform allegedly deleting years' worth of photos.
Countless memories have been wiped from Facebook, according to users, with some now contemplating leaving the platform altogether.
"I just realised Facebook deleted most of my mobile photos," one user wrote on Twitter.
"That was literally the only reason I used that damn app was to archive all my photos."
Another said: "Facebook really deleted most of my dad and brothers uploaded photos. All gone, their words, the banter we had in the comments. All gone."
Facebook was the first social media platform to arrive that has remained popular.
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The likes of MySpace and Bebo fell off people's radar, and Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok took their place.
Because of its history, Facebook has been a place for people to share and save memories for nearly 20years.
Some users are reporting that the images deleted are ones from their mobile uploads, or images that are not in an organised album.
But others claim all their photos, spanning many chapters of their life, have been erased.
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Even ones of family that cannot be replicated.
"Facebook deleted my photos. My whole portfolio is gone, my memories," another user tweeted.
"But most importantly, the last picture I have of my grandparents together."
Another added: "I have pics of loved ones I can’t get back now."
A number of users say they are hoping it is simply a glitch, and their precious memories will eventually be restored by the tech giant.
One Reddit user who faced the same problem said that their photos has returned to Facebook after a while, tech site HITC reported.
However, many are using it as a lesson to not trust the internet-based solutions to archive their memories.
The Sun has contacted Facebook's parent company Meta for comment.
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