Facebook Messenger To Implement “Unsend Message” Feature To Allow Users Delete Messages

Facebook Messenger will soon introduce a feature, “Unsend Message,” that will allow users delete messages up to 10 minutes after they send them. This new post message deletion feature had been announced earlier in April when Facebook’s CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was discovered deleting messages on the Facebook Messenger instant messaging platform.

So, soon, you will be able to do the same as the CEO of Facebook. You will be able to delete messages that you’ve already sent on Messenger, as long as you do not wait more than 10 minutes to do so.

Some information regarding the new feature came up two days ago along with the release notes of the most recent Facebook Messenger update for iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system, as reported by the Business Insider news portal. More recently, if you open the App Store application on your iPhone or iPad, you will find the same announcement in the Facebook Messenger update that got published on Wednesday.

Facebook Messenger to adopt a new feature, “Unsend Message,” to allow users delete messages within 10 minutes after sending them

The iOS Facebook Messenger update release note reads that a new feature would permit users to “delete a message sent from a thread. If you accidentally send the wrong picture or incorrect information or if you write in the wrong conversation, you can easily correct your message by deleting it within 10 minutes after sending it.”

That’s excellent news, whatsoever, especially for those many people who send tons of messages one after another. In fact, it is a common thing, under some circumstances, to send messages to the wrong contact when in a hurry or whatever.

It remains to be seen when this new Facebook Messenger “Unsend Message” function would be implemented for all Facebook’s instant messaging app’s users. On the other hand, some are concerned about this feature, arguing that some malevolent people could use it to send threatening or abusive messages to potential victims and then delete them to come out clean. Most probably, the sent messages would be stocked on Facebook’s servers, however.

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