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Facebook Messenger to get WhatsApp-style life-saving 'unsend' feature

Facebook Messenger to get WhatsApp-style life-saving 'unsend' feature

News the feature was on its way first came out early previous year after Facebook was caught secretly deleting some of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's messages sent through the Messenger platform.

"Have you ever accidentally sent a message to the wrong group of friends, mistyped something, or simply wanted to remove a message in a chat?"

You can try it now by tapping and holding on one of your messages until the "Remove" button shows up. With this unsend feature, you can delete those messages and try again.

Like Messenger, there's also an option to delete messages you yourself have sent, although this has no effect on your messages received by others. Other people in the conversation will be alerted that a message was removed, Facebook said.

Facebook Messenger also continues to provide the option to "Remove for You" at any time, but everybody else in the chat will still be able to see the message - it will just no longer appear in your personal chat log.

Now the platform's more than 1 billion users can retract hastily sent messages, including typos or embarrassing content.

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To do this, tap on the message you'd like to retract and and select 'Remove for Everyone'.

Facebook Messenger users can delete a message within 10 minutes. This functionality will start rolling out today to everyone.

The feature has been rolled out in the U.S. for iOS and Android, but when Junkee attempted to update their iOS Messenger this morning, no update was yet available. The latter option will function in the same way the current Delete option works. Once "removed", the message will not reappear in the draft space.

How to unsend a message?

Three sources said messages from Mark Zuckerberg disappeared from their inbox, TechCrunch reported previous year.


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