Facebook will soon let you ‘Unsend’ Messages in Messenger

April 11, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook is bringing the ability to retract messages to the Messenger services of its home social networking platform. According to reports, Facebook is currently testing the feature with an aim to roll it out to all its users in the near future.

Recently, reports have emerged citing the disappearance of messages from Mark Zuckerberg and other executives from the Messenger service. Apparently, it looks like the Facebook CEO was among the executives to which the unsend feature was unlocked for testing. This was confirmed by a Facebook spokesperson, who added that the feature has been under discussion for several time. Confirmation was also given that additional deletion of messages from executives won’t be taking place.

Facebook has already introduced the unsend feature in other products. WhatsApp was the first to receive the feature last year, letting users revoke messages if being done within a short period. This was followed by its introduction in Instagram app. However, Facebook did manage to refine the features before introducing it in Instagram.

While users could still see the note ‘this message was deleted’ in WhatsApp, Instagram had made the message completely disappear without leaving any trace. Users won’t be able to know if any message was sent and deleted unless they are told by the one who deleted it.

We will have to wait to see if Facebook will let users know if any message was deleted. By the looks of it, we can expect an Instagram-like unsend feature that would completely wipe off the message and space from the chat windows.

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