Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Facebook will give you 10 minutes to unsend that embarrassing message

Facebook will give you 10 minutes to unsend that embarrassing message

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.

Facebook Messenger is the latest app to allow its users to change their minds about messages after they've sent out into the world. At least, that's how its worked for users whose name isn't Mark Zuckerberg. Said something embarrassing? Don't worry, you can unsend that Facebook message, but you better be fast! This was in the release notes for version 191.0 of the iOS version of Messenger.

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The note mentions the option to remove a message from a chat thread after being sent.

Facebook Messenger is going to add the Unsend feature in an upcoming update. Users will have a 10-minute window to delete messages from a thread after tapping the "send" button. It doesn't actually send the email until it passes that buffer time. It's unclear at this time whether the feature will work both on mobile and on desktop, but it would make sense for Facebook to offer the same messaging experience across platforms. 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".

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