Facebook Messenger Will Release the New Feature We’ve All Been Waiting for

Messenger users will soon be able to delete their sent messages. Source GettyMore

Messenger users will soon be able to delete their sent messages. Source GettyMore

Last month, Facebook redesigned the Messenger app in a bid to simplify the service for its 1.3 billion monthly global users.

"Remove a message from a chat thread after it's been sent".

WhatsApp lets you do it - if you've sent a message by mistake, you've got a window of time within which you can delete it. The notes state Messenger will now allow you to delete a message up to 10 minutes after it was sent.

"Remove a message from a chat thread after it's been sent". The company has, however, did not divulge as to when will the new feature roll out.

Facebook is finally introducing a solution to these proverbial heart-attack inducing moments - and unsend message feature.

Conflicting message aside, it would seem like a pretty tight window, compared to the implementation by other apps.

While the update wasn't publicly announced, digital media expert Matt Navarra discovered Facebook's plans far down in the release notes for version 191.0 of Messenger's iOS client. Both apps are owned by Facebook. Gmail allows users the time intervals of 5, 10, 20, and 30 seconds to take back that drunk email you never should have sent in the first place. We reported back in October about the functionality, pointing out the benefits and disadvantages of the Unsend messages option.

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