Monday, 19 November, 2018

Facebook Messenger to introduce new 'delete sent messages' feature

Messenger users will soon be able to delete their sent messages. Source GettyMore Messenger users will soon be able to delete their sent messages. Source GettyMore
Sherri Watson | 09 November, 2018, 04:49

Hopefully this leads to a serious decrease in the amount of people waking up with the fear as a result of a stupid message sent the night before.

You may soon do that as Facebook is set to introduce a feature that would allow users to delete messages that have already been sent in its Messenger app.

Other messaging services, including Facebook's own WhatsApp, have the same option, though it gives users an hour to delete any embarrassing/drunken/threatening communications. In my experience, you know pretty quickly whether you've sent a message to the wrong person (or the wrong message to the right person) most of the time.

A new "Unsend" feature will be included in version 191.0 of the iOS Messenger app, according to the release notes for the update.

Facebook is finally following suit and adding the feature to its Messenger app.

The feature first came into light when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was found to be deleting messages he sent out.

Ten minutes seems like a reasonable time period.

Compared to Facebook other messaging application, you'll actually have significantly less time to delete a sent message in Facebook's flagship Messenger app. WhatsApp users are now afforded just over one hour to remove a message from both users' inbox.