Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
IT | By Emmett Cole

Now you can unsend messages in Facebook Messenger

Now you can unsend messages in Facebook Messenger

When you do unsend the message, you will have two options to choose from: The ability to remove the message for everyone in the conversation, or remove the message just for yourself.

Deleting a message is relatively straightforward. That means you won't be able to run back through old messages and unsend anything you want, which is both a bummer and a logical move.

Facebook at the time told TechCrunch, "We have discussed this feature several times.We will now be making a broader delete messages feature available". As of Tuesday, everyone will have the option to delete a message, from your view, as well as an entire group.

Early a year ago it was revealed that Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg was apparently able to remove his sent messages, which caused pressure to make the feature available to all. So say goodbye to those embarrassing messages you send your ex at 4am, or those incriminating photos you accidental sent to the family group chat instead of to your friends - phew.

Of course, there's a catch: it's limited to a small, 10-minute window.

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

A similar approach is taken in WhatsApp, Facebook's other messaging service, where all conversations are end-to-end encrypted by default.

In the long-awaited answer to many Messenger users" prayers, Facebook announced today that it is launching an "unsend' feature. Now though, it appears that Facebook is also building a tool to do the exact same thing with its apps for business. The company had introduced the same feature in WhatsApp previous year.

Facebook showing how the feature will work. Once "removed", the message will not reappear in the draft space.

As fraction of that overhaul, Zuckerberg is supposedly claiming that Instagram and Messenger join WhatsApp by including end-to-end encryption.

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