Facebook Messenger launching new long-awaited feature

08 November, 2018, 19:01 | Author: Sammy Rose
  • Facebook Messenger Unsend feature gives you 10 minutes to take it back

Hopefully this leads to a serious decrease in the amount of people waking up with the fear as a result of a stupid message sent the night before.

Facebook Messenger will soon introduce a feature that lets you delete a message up to 10 minutes after it's already been sent.

When the 191.0 version of Messenger is released, another option will appear for 10 minutes above "Delete Message" when editing messages in a conversation: "Unsend Message". At least, that's how its worked for users whose name isn't Mark Zuckerberg. Said something embarrassing? Don't worry, you can unsend that Facebook message, but you better be fast!

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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. Gmail actually holds the email in a que for the time interval chosen.

Have you ever sent a message and immediately regretted it? We reported back in October about the functionality, pointing out the benefits and disadvantages of the Unsend messages option. The confirmation of the new functionality comes directly from Facebook in the form of a note at the bottom of the changelog of the latest Messenger for iOS app update.

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