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Social media platforms play a significant role in our lives today, with Facebook being one of the most popular and widely used platforms.

People use it to share their experiences, memories, and important moments through photos.

Is Facebook suddenly deleting your photos?

Therefore, it can be distressing when these cherished pictures vanish without warning (1,2,3,4,5).

Facebook deleting photos
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Facebook is a platform widely used for sharing and storing personal memories in the form of photos and videos. Losing access to these cherished moments can be distressing for individuals who rely on Facebook as a digital archive.

Users have taken to various online forums and social media platforms to express their frustration and concern. Some are wondering why their photos suddenly disappeared and whether they can be recovered.

The lack of transparency from Facebook has only added to the confusion and uncertainty surrounding this issue.

Facebook is so grimy…get your shit together and return all my pictures too that got deleted!! I’m big mad now!
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Hey @facebook Give me back my damn pictures. I had people who’ve passed away & you deleted every single last one of them for what? Because they’re not in a damn album?
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A user speculates that there may be a link between the latest app update (Android, iOS) and the removal of images from Facebook accounts, due to the fact that they can be viewed on the website.

Seems be something up with the mobile app. If you go on laptop/computer and/or full site they are there
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While some argue that it does not appear to be an update-related issue, but rather a server-loading issue, since photographs are not lost, but just stop loading or displaying in the album until they are restored after a while:

Facebook photo loading issue
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Although it is tempting to draw conclusions, it is important to note that Facebook has not officially confirmed the cause of this photos deleting issue.

Facebook should acknowledge the problem, promptly address the concerns of affected users, and take necessary steps to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

Update 1 (June 16, 2023)

09:11 am (IST): According to users, the issue appears to be mainly affecting photos uploaded from the Facebook mobile app (1, 2).

Update 2 (June 19, 2023)

09:36 am (IST): It seems that some users have been able to find their lost photos by going to the ‘Memories’ > ‘Highlights’ section. However, this is not working for everyone, but you can try it.

Update 3 (June 20, 2023)

04:39 pm (IST): Some users noted (1, 2) that photos that are not uploaded to any albums are missing, while those those that were in created albums should be safe.

Update 4 (June 21, 2023)

05:33 pm (IST): Those who have the option can try Memories method to recover their deleted photos. Here’s how to use the ‘Memories’ method:

– Go to the Memories section on Facebook

– Scroll down to the bottom and select Highlights

– Click Albums

– Try to find your deleted posts and save them again

Alternatively, users can also get their deleted photos back by following the below mentioned steps:

– Log into Facebook.com on a computer

– Open the Settings & Privacy menu

– Click on Your Facebook Information

– Choose the option to download your information

– Fill in the required details

– Download your deleted photos from Facebook (Source)

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A computer science engineer who loves tech and won't stop talking about it. Here at Piunikaweb, I mostly cover Google Pixel deals and how-tos, though you may find me covering Pixel news as well sometimes. Apart from being a nerd, i love gaming and watching movies in my free time.

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