Facebook Messenger Will Release the New Feature We’ve All Been Waiting for

Judy Cobb
November 9, 2018

You may soon do that as Facebook is set to introduce a feature that would allow users to delete messages that have already been sent in its Messenger app. You'll only have 10 minutes to redact that silly photo or drunken confession you just sent to the wrong person.

"Coming soon: Remove a message from a chat thread after it's been sent".

The idea has been lobbied by Facebook since April after it was revealed the company had retracted messages sent by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other company chief, TechRadar reported. Said something embarrassing? Don't worry, you can unsend that Facebook message, but you better be fast!

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According to the tech giant, users can soon remove a message within 10 minutes of sending it.

Conflicting message aside, it would seem like a pretty tight window, compared to the implementation by other apps.

Plans for the "unsend" feature were found in the release notes for the newest Messenger update were made available to iOS users on Tuesday. WhatsApp gives users a full hour to take back a text, and Instagram gives its users an unlimited window to delete direct messages. It's unclear at this time whether the feature will work both on mobile and on desktop, but it would make sense for Facebook to offer the same messaging experience across platforms.

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