Unsend Messages Feature :
You would be able to finally unsend your embarrassing personal messages within 10 minutes. It is going to delete the same message from the Reciever’s inbox as well. Facebook stated the upcoming feature in “coming soon” section in the ‘what’s new’ part of version 191.10 of Facebook Messenger of App Store.
Other Facebook-owned messenger apps :
However, the same features exist on other Facebook-owned apps. The WhatsApp messenger gives you significantly more time to unsend a message. Currently, WhatsApp gives you 1 hour time interval to unsend your message. Furthermore, Instagram lets you unsend messages ever since direct messaging was announced to Instagram.
Mark Zuckerberg caught deleting messages :
Facebook apologized and that they would be working on an unsend feature to everyone in the coming months. declared in April that they planned to add such a feature after Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg was caught deleting messages quietly which he sent via Messenger.
Facebook Messenger’s release notes further stated that :
“Remove a message from a chat thread after it’s been sent. If you accidentally send the wrong photo, incorrect information or message the wrong thread, you can easily correct it by removing the message within ten minutes of sending it.”
In addition to the unsend feature on Messenger, there’s a “secret conversation” feature in the app, where you can set an amount time to expire your messages automatically.