Facebook Messenger now lets you unsend messages - if you’re quick

Facebook Messenger now lets you unsend messages - if you’re quick

- Press and hold on a message until you see a prompt to delete (if using the app) or click on the three-dot icon next to the message (if using Messenger via Facebook's website).

Apparently, Zuckerberg got the preferential Messenger treatment from his own company after the 2014 Sony Pictures email hacks, when a hacker group known as "Guardians Of Peace" leaked a giant stash of stolen, confidential movie industry info.

It will allow you to delete messages up to 10 minutes after they have been unleashed.

Whether Facebook was actually testing that feature or it was simply announced so Facebook could avoid the tricky conversation about why Zuckerberg's old messages were suddenly gone is unknown, but regardless, it's here for us know. "These included limiting the retention period for Mark's messages in Messenger".

The remove feature will be available on mobile devices powered by the latest versions of Apple or Android software, according to Facebook.


This chart shows Facebook's user growth since 2004. At that time, "multiple sources noted that messages they received from the CEO had mysteriously disappeared", The Verge reports.

The New York Times used one of Facebook's tactics to poke at the social network by sharing a nostalgic anniversary video spotlighting its stumbles.

"Happy Birthday, Facebook! 15 years today - and what a rollercoaster it has been", read the message released Monday on the newspaper's opinion page and on Twitter, in the style of Facebook compilation videos.

Facebook is introducing an unsend feature for its Messenger app, giving users the chance to recall unwanted messages for the first time.

"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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