Facebook Messenger to introduce new 'delete sent messages' feature

Facebook Messenger to introduce new 'delete sent messages' feature

Whether it's reaching out to an ex in a moment of weakness or making a poor emoji choice, many of us have hit "send" on a message only to regret it seconds later.

Have you ever sent a message and immediately regretted it? The notes state Messenger will now allow you to delete a message up to 10 minutes after it was sent.

The option to unsend messages on Facebook Messenger is coming soon, the social network giant recently confirmed.

While the 10-minute window is rather unforgiving, the new feature will nonetheless be a welcome addition, although no specific time frame for the rollout has been announced. So don't forget to double-check your messages-and keep your thumb as far away from the "send" button as possible-before sending something you might regret.

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Plans for the "unsend" feature were found in the release notes for the newest Messenger update were made available to iOS users on Tuesday. Gmail actually holds the email in a que for the time interval chosen.

Right now you can delete messages but it only will delete the message on your end and not the recipient's end.

While Facebook won't allow us to have Zuckerberg's god-level ability to scrub 8 year old messages, we'll certainly take the ten minutes over the current option of fresh out of luck.

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