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Mark Zuckerberg sees 'positive' force of Facebook despite firestorm

LONDON ENGLAND- AUGUST 03 A person holds an iPhone displaying the Facebook app logo in front of a computer screen showing the facebook login page Facebook has more users than ever before
Katie Ramirez | 06 February, 2019, 08:12

Last year, TechCrunch discovered that Zuckerberg had the secret messaging power to unsend communications, and the company said that it would develop a similar feature for all users.

The feature, which Facebook claims will give users more control over their conversations, will provide a 10 minute window in which to delete messages. But you better act fast - the grace period lasts only 10 minutes.

Messenger does have a secret message feature that has an option to delete messages based on a timer, but it can only be enabled for individual conversations. A representative also confirmed that deleted messages will eventually be removed from Facebook's servers permanently, but it will be retained for "a limited amount of time" just in case someone wants to report abuse.

According to a release, Facebook will now allow users to delete private messages sent through Facebook Messenger. This functionality will start rolling out today to everyone. The feature is available now on both the iOS and Android apps. Once the story began to spread, Facebook confirmed that the CEO's messages expired after a set amount of time, explaining that this was a security measure in response to the Sony email hacks of 2014.

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Doing the former will only remove it from your view, while selecting the latter will delete the message from the chat entirely.

Mark Zuckerberg is no longer the only one with the power to recall Facebook messages.

A 'tombstone, ' or a line of text confirming the message was deleted, will then appear in the chat. Still, if you say something and immediately regret it, you'll be able to unsend it starting today. Florencia Herra-Vega, the CTO of encrypted messaging app Peerio, told Business Insider via message.

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