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Facebook Messenger now lets you unsend your embarrassing messages - within 10 minutes

06 February, 2019, 08:10 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • LONDON ENGLAND- AUGUST 03 A person holds an iPhone displaying the Facebook app logo in front of a computer screen showing the facebook login page

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

Users will have up to ten minutes to remove a message after it's been sent.

Users will have two options: "Remove for You" and "Remove for Everyone".

Like Messenger, there's also an option to delete messages you yourself have sent, although this has no effect on your messages received by others.

If you choose the "Remove for Everyone" option, the message will be replaced by text alerting the group that the message was removed.

Open the message thread with the message you want to kill.


As of Tuesday, the ability to delete messages from one's chat history will be rolling out around the world on iOS and Android. Click on it, and you'll delete the message in question.

According to a release, Facebook will now allow users to delete private messages sent through Facebook Messenger.

Doing the former will only remove it from your view, while selecting the latter will delete the message from the chat entirely. They can see that you removed a message and still report it'.

When asked about it, Facebook confirmed Zuckerberg's messages expired over time, mainly for increased security measures after the 2014 Sony Pictures email hacks.

15 years ago, on February 4, 2004, 19-year old Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg, along with some of his classmates, launched a little website called Thefacebook.

"We're working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks", a spokesperson told media.

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