Sunday, 17 February, 2019

Wish you hadn't said that? Facebook messages can now be unsent

The new Facebook Messenger feature will allow people to delete messages from conversations. Credit Facebook The new Facebook Messenger feature will allow people to delete messages from conversations. Credit Facebook
Kayla Schwartz | 06 February, 2019, 11:27

The remove message feature is available for Facebook Messenger users around the world on the latest versions of iOS and Android.

If you manage to do this in time, the only remnant will be a note, informing others in the chat that the message has been deleted. though you must always be wary of those trigger happy screen-shotting pricks. Facebook will then replace the text with an alert, notifying everyone in the chat the message has been scrubbed. To use it, simply tap on the message you want to delete. "Starting today, we are launching a feature where you can easily remove your message on Messenger-whether it's to one person or a group".

But Facebook said the time limit would "prevent abuse of the feature".

Well, once you've felt the unmistakable sinking feeling of immediate regret, you have 10 minutes to delete your message.

The functionality was originally introduced for Facebook executives in 2014, after Sony Pictures' email accounts were hacked.

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Facebook Messenger is finally rolling out the unsend button it promised almost a year ago.

The technology news site TechCrunch reported last April that multiple people who'd received messages from CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that the messages had been deleted while their own remained.

Today, Facebook announced that the new unsend option is now rolling out to the Messenger app on Android and iOS.

Mark Zuckerberg wasn't restricted to a ten-minute window, but when we asked Facebook if all executives will be held to the same restrictions as users we were told that the change will apply to everyone including Facebook employees. By the end of 2004, Thefacebook had more than 1 million registered users and the newly-founded company behind it had not only moved to Silicon Valley but also secured a $500,000 investment from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.

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