Something new or have I lost my last marble??

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  1. superfish

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    This morning my partner's daughter sent me this message on FB messenger:

    Can you show this to mom? It's a very simple exercise and
    think it would really help her.

    "Along with a video."

    When I pulled it up the first two sentences were already in the out box.


    I'll tell her. And I'll keep her comfortable todav she'll be
    sleeping. Yes I will. I didn't write those first two sentences. I
    my iPad now answering things for me?

    I added the second two. I know for sure I did not type the first two.

    Anyone know if this is some new AI thing from FB?
     
  2. Brian 244

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    Sounds like a virus of some sort. Were you on Facebook Messenger App or on Facebook through the iPads web browser?
     
  3. J. A.

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    I’ve repeatedly heard about YouTube videos sent via FB Messenger, which are scam, and contain a link to a fake YouTube channel. It might be safer if you don’t try watching anything sent there.
     
  4. superfish

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    FB messenger app. I also read that FB has some BOTs that can auto answer something like this.
    It was also an almost relevant answer.
     
  5. J. A.

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    You’d have to set this up, it’s not possible for FB to reply by itself without that you take action, afaik.
     
  6. superfish

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    Yes, I agree with that. Of course I didn't set it up. I will probably never know what happened.
    Thanks for your help and any other ideas that anyone has.
     
  7. twerppoet

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    Maybe something to do with the below, if the sender used an app to send the message instead of FB Messenger itself.

    A long shot, but the only legitimate feature I found that ‘might’ be a cause.

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  8. superfish

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    I'm guessing that she just used the "plain vanilla" message app. I'll check with her. She is not an enthusiast. Does not use Touch ID, has a paper candler with her iPhone 6s.
     
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    That does make it unlikely.
     
  10. Thomas1977

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    Supposedly iPads don’t get viruses so it’s unlikely it’s not that.
     

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