Facebook Messenger is finally going to introduce a lifesaving 'unsend' feature

Donna Miller
November 8, 2018

While the update wasn't publicly announced, digital media expert Matt Navarra discovered Facebook's plans far down in the release notes for version 191.0 of Messenger's iOS client.

If you're too drunk to realize you're sending messages to someone late at night, you're probably too drunk to remember you have 10 minutes to delete them.

As is the case with WhatsApp, time limits will be involved, meaning you won't be able to remove any of the things you said in past chats.

Earlier this year, reported that the company was deleting old Facebook messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg from its recipients inboxes.

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Facebook have given no indication when this update will be rolled out, with the release notes simply saying: "Coming soon". WhatsApp gives users a full hour to take back a text, and Instagram gives its users an unlimited window to delete direct messages.

But you'll only have 10 minutes, so you'll have to be quick.

One of Gmail's best features is the ability to unsend emails. Now, The Verge reports that people who use Facebook Messenger will have the option to take back the messages they wish they never sent-as long as they act quickly enough. It doesn't actually send the email until it passes that buffer time. Facebook's unsend for both its messaging apps will actually deliver the message when you hit send.

Have you ever sent a message and immediately regretted it?

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