Friday, 16 November, 2018

Soon, you'll have 10 minutes to 'unsend' a Facebook message

Messenger users will soon be able to delete their sent messages. Source GettyMore Messenger users will soon be able to delete their sent messages. Source GettyMore
Katie Ramirez | 08 November, 2018, 14:16

The company lists the feature as "coming soon" in the changelog for version 191.0 of Messenger for iOS.

If you're too drunk to realize you're sending messages to someone late at night, you're probably too drunk to remember you have 10 minutes to delete them.

Back in April, with Facebook still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the company came under fire after it was discovered to be unsending messages sent from company executives, including Mark Zuckerberg, to other users. Said something embarrassing? Don't worry, you can unsend that Facebook message, but you better be fast! As Facebook writes, the feature may be useful "If you accidentally send the wrong photo, incorrect information, or message the wrong thread".

It is going to introduce an "unsend" feature in an update to Messenger.

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But you'll only have 10 minutes, so you'll have to be quick.

Compared to Facebook other messaging application, you'll actually have significantly less time to delete a sent message in Facebook's flagship Messenger app. WhatsApp users are now afforded just over one hour to remove a message from both users' inbox.

However, it should be noted that Facebook's unsend feature for both Messenger and WhatsApp work differently from Gmail's.

Have you ever sent a message and immediately regretted it?

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