Soon, you’ll have 10 minutes to ‘unsend’ a Facebook message

Facebook Messenger Unsend feature gives you 10 minutes to take it back

The unsend option will allow Messenger users to delete sent messages from their own inbox as well as their recipient's inbox.

We've all fired off a cringeworthy message and then spent the rest of our lives wishing we'd thought a bit harder before pressing the send button.

If you know the terror of waking up with a hangover before discovering who you messaged the night before, the best option would probably be to leave your handset at home-or at least get a cheap feature phone that won't get you into as much trouble.

As noted by The Verge, the release notes for version 191.0 of Messenger's iOS client list the unsend feature as "coming soon".


Well don't worry, because Mark Zuckerberg has come to the rescue.

This length of time is relatively short in comparison to other messaging platforms, including the one day time limit for Facebook-owned Instagram and one hour for Whatsapp - also owned by the social media giant.

Facebook is finally following suit and adding the feature to its Messenger app. Gmail actually holds the email in a que for the time interval chosen. Facebook's unsend for both its messaging apps will actually deliver the message when you hit send. 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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