Facebook Messenger's unsend feature is coming soon

Donna Miller
November 8, 2018

You can finally take back your ill-conceived messages on Facebook.

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.

You may soon do that as Facebook is set to introduce a feature that would allow users to delete messages that have already been sent in its Messenger app. At least, that's how its worked for users whose name isn't Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook apologized and that they would be rolling out an unsend feature to everyone in the coming months.

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Users of the popular messaging site and app will be given the opportunity to delete a message after it has been sent. Maybe you sent a picture to someone you didn't want to.

The feature was first discovered and tweeted about by an engineer named Jane Manchun Wong in October while it was being tested. It doesn't actually send the email until it passes that buffer time.

You'll have to notice the mistake pretty quickly if you want it erased from the digital world; but nevertheless, it's possible now. 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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