Facebook Messenger gives users option to delete sent messages

Facebook Messenger gives users option to delete sent messages

The feature will be available for the updated versions of facebook messenger in all the androids and apple phones. The deleted message will leave a note that a message was deleted, the same way it does in WhatsApp. Once you select this option, the message will only be removed from your screen, but not anyone else's. The Unsend feature, by contrast, will allow users to completely remove the message as if it never happened.

Facebook at the time told TechCrunch, "We have discussed this feature several times.We will now be making a broader delete messages feature available". Pretty self-explanatory here, but if you tap the "Remove for Everyone" option it will unsend the message.

Previously, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was the only person who could delete messages but now he's rolled it out to us to us mere mortals. This can help with typos, for sure, but it will also come in handy when and if you send a message to the wrong recipient. You only have a 10 minute window to complete both actions.

During the past 15 years, Facebook has seen unprecedented success by garnering more than 2.3 billion people worldwide.

Users can also remove messages just for yourself, you can do so anything by selecting "Remove for You". Instead of long-pressing on a sent message, click on the three-dot icon next to the message, followed by Remove.

Tapping the Remove option will then offer two options: "Remove for Everyone" and "Remove for You".

What happened: To celebrate Facebook's 15th anniversary, The New York Times Opinions staff created a highlight reel video mimicking the one Facebook uses to mark "friendversaries".

Personally, we would recommend not using Messenger at all given Facebook's questionable track record with privacy.

The Facebook announcement states that this new feature launches today!

A similar approach is taken in WhatsApp, Facebook's other messaging service, where all conversations are end-to-end encrypted by default.

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