Facebook Messenger will soon get the long-awaited ‘Unsend’ feature. The feature is listed as “coming soon” in the release notes for version 191.0 of the app and this was spotted by Matt Navarra from TheNextWeb. He posted a screenshot on Twitter, which confirms that users will be able to recall photos, text messages from a chat thread within ten minutes of sending it.
Earlier this year, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that the feature will be rolled out in the coming months. The website reported on Messenger’s upcoming feature after receiving a tip from Jane Manchun Wong, who accessed a prototype of the ‘Unsend’ button. Wong also posted screenshots of the feature on Twitter.
Facebook Messenger will apparently get a new ‘Unsend’ button that will appear when a user selects a message. It will show up above the ‘Delete Message’ option. Currently, Facebook Messenger users can only delete messages from their inbox and the recipient can still see the message in his/her inbox.
INTERESTING… Facebook Messenger‘s long-awaited delete messages feature will only give you a 10 minute window to remove a message in a chat pic.twitter.com/ew1z2WPXbc
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) November 7, 2018
Facebook Messenger is finally working on “Unsend Message” in the app for everyone!
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 12, 2018
The ‘Unsend’ feature on Messenger will be similar to the ‘Delete for everyone’ feature on WhatsApp, though the time frame in which users will be able to delete messages will be much lesser. Using the option, Messenger users will be able to delete message from the recipient’s inbox as well. On WhatsApp, the deadline for ‘Delete for everyone’ is over an hour or 4096 seconds or 68 minutes and 16 seconds to be precise. However, it is expected to be much lesser or 10 minutes on Facebook Messenger.