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Soon, you’ll have 10 minutes to ‘unsend’ a Facebook message

09 November, 2018, 04:47 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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Coming soon: Remove a message from a chat thread after it's been sent.

If you're too drunk to realize you're sending messages to someone late at night, you're probably too drunk to remember you have 10 minutes to delete them.

This length of time is relatively short in comparison to other messaging platforms, including the one day time limit for Facebook-owned Instagram and one hour for Whatsapp - also owned by the social media giant.


Well don't worry, because Mark Zuckerberg has come to the rescue. Facebook is about to bring similar unsend functionality to its Messenger application, now that its WhatsApp mobile chat app has it. The Messenger version only allows you ten minutes, which isn't much time to question whether contacting your ex was such a good idea. This gives the recipient the opportunity to read the messages, even if you decide to take it back within the timeframe its eligible to be "unsent".

Google supports an unsend feature in Gmail although that works a little differently as it holds a message for 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds during which you can change your mind.

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

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