Facebook Messenger users to get 10-minute 'unsend' window

Facebook Messenger users to get 10-minute 'unsend' window

Facebook Messenger users to get 10-minute 'unsend' window

On older iOS and Android versions of Facebook Messenger there was a delete message option, but that only deleted it on your end. "The tool now only lets businesses control messages coming from Facebook Messenger". When you choose this option, the message will be removed for you, but not for anybody else in the chat.

The removed message will be replaced by a text that alerts everyone in the conversation that the message was removed.

It is similar to one available to founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, which was first discovered a year ago after several users reported messages they have received from the firm's boss had since disappeared.

If you want to remove a message just for yourself, you can still do that anytime by selecting "Remove for You".

The company says the new ability is based on the Mark Zuckerberg power, but it underwent "some improvements to provide broader functionality to people using Messenger". You'll then be prompted to either "remove for everyone or "remove for you".


A placeholder will appear instead of the original message to let recipients know it has been deleted and even though they can no longer see the message, it can still be reported.

Unfortunately, Facebook will also notify other members of a conversation when this action is taken, essentially calling you out to your conversation partners.

Facebook also hopes that a merging will keep users in its ecosystem and prevent them from using competitor messaging apps such as those owned by Apple or Google. A new report recommends that the company is aiming to introduce out the new enterprise feature on the Windows Phone platform as well.

RANDI Zuckerberg was brought in by her brother to work at Facebook in 2004 when the fledgling start-up had just 50 employees. Florencia Herra-Vega, the CTO of encrypted messaging app Peerio, told Business Insider via message.

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