The delete messages or the unsend message feature has been on the rise on several social media and popular texting Apps recently. So following the suite of WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and others, Facebook has decided to introduce the unsend feature on Messenger as well. The feature will be available via a new update and it will let users delete their messages within 10 minutes of sending it.
Sources claim that the plans for this feature was spotted long ago by an engineer named Jane Manchun Wong. He later tweeted the info and made it public on the social media platform. And this time around, the news for this update was discovered by a Twitter user named @MattNavarra. He saw that the feature was listed as ‘coming soon’ in the release notes for version 191.0 of Messenger’s iOS client.
If you compare the feature with WhatsApp, you can wait until an hour before deleting the message while on Messenger, you will be only having 10 minutes. This is still not bad because you can at least correct the message before sending it again rather than living in frustration with your wrong doing.
Amid the controversy surrounding Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently this year, Facebook had promised to make the delete message feature available for all the users soon. The company had also recently brought a list of updates on WhatsApp including the ‘Delete For Everyone’ and ‘Swipe To Reply’ features. Overall, we will only know how the ‘Unsend’ feature works once it is released as the initial updates can be a bit unstable.