Facebook Messenger's new Unsend messages option gets confirmed

Creative  Feature Facebook Messenger Icon auf einem auf einem iPhone Facebook Messenger

Creative Feature Facebook Messenger Icon auf einem auf einem iPhone Facebook Messenger

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 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.

This length of time is relatively short in comparison to other messaging platforms, including the one day time limit for Facebook-owned Instagram and one hour for Whatsapp - also owned by the social media giant.

Yet users will need to be quick as Facebook are giving those wanting to retrieve their messages just 10 minutes to do so.

The feature was first discovered and tweeted about by an engineer named Jane Manchun Wong in October while it was being tested.

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Facebook began floating the idea of allowing sent messages to be deleted in April after the company was caught red-handed retracting messages sent by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other execs.

Facebook Messenger for iOS states that the ability to "unsend" messages will be coming soon the application.

"Remove a message from a chat thread after it's been sent". It doesn't actually send the email until it passes that buffer time.

Have you ever wanted to take back a message you already sent?

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