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AirBnb mistakenly sends a notification to millions of Android phones around the world

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The Airbnb app mistakenly sent a strange test notification to all Android phones that had it installed.

In the middle of the holiday period, the applications that we usually use the most are those related to the reservation of hotels and apartments in coastal areas and, without a doubt, one of the most used apps for several years to save us a few euros on vacation accommodation is AirBnb.

If you received a notification from the vacation rental company yesterday, don’t worry, as, as they confirm to us from 9to5Google Airbnb sent by mistake a notification to millions of Android phones around the world.If you have received a notification from AirBnb on your Android mobile, do not be alarmed, the company sent it by mistake.

Airbnb messes it up by sending a test notification to all Android phones in the world

Yesterday, first thing in the morning, the Airbnb application sent them a strange test notification to all Android users who had the app installed. This notification simply it showed the text “Test Dev” and indeed when you click on it the home screen of the AirBnb mobile app opened.

Apparently, everything has been a simple error and the most plausible explanation to explain this fact is that an application developer has accidentally used the wrong credentials to take a test in the appin such a way that it has sent a notification to the production version of the application.

In addition to this curious event, AirBnb is also up to date because it has just announced the new tools of its platform that will allow more easily identify users most likely to host parties so that the hosts have them located. What these new tools do is guide this type of user towards the reservation of rooms or hotels instead of private housessince in the former the host is more likely to be nearby.

Ron Harold

It has been a long time since I joined Research Snipers. Though I have been working as a part-time tech-news writer, it feels good to be part of the team. Besides that, I am building a finance-based blog, working as a freelance content writer/blogger, and a video editor.

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