Facebook Messenger to introduce new 'delete sent messages' feature

Nichole VegaNov 09, 2018

So don't forget to double-check your messages-and keep your thumb as far away from the "send" button as possible-before sending something you might regret.

Facebook Messenger will soon roll out an unsend feature, which will give users a grand total of ten minutes to unsend a message, wiping it from your chat history. The note states that users will be able to remove a message within 10 minutes of sending it "if you accidentally send the wrong photo, incorrect information or message the wrong thread".

Mark Zuckerberg was caught out earlier this when it was found he, and other high-level Facebook execs, had the ability to erase messages they had sent to other people's inboxes.

Users of the popular messaging site and app will be given the opportunity to delete a message after it has been sent.

While the 10-minute window is rather unforgiving, the new feature will nonetheless be a welcome addition, although no specific time frame for the rollout has been announced.

But we do know the feature has been in the works since back in April, having been first spotted in testing last month. Both apps are owned by Facebook.

Have you ever sent a message and immediately regretted it?

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