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Facebook Messenger Unsend Message Feature Will Come With 10-Minute Limit

08 November 2018

Hopefully this leads to a serious decrease in the amount of people waking up with the fear as a result of a stupid message sent the night before.

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

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.

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Facebook didn't announce the feature yet, but The Verge spotted it in the "coming soon" section of the release notes from Messenger for iPhone version 191.0.

"If you accidentally send the wrong photo, incorrect information or message the wrong thread, you can easily correct it by removing the message within 10 minutes of sending it", the update read.

However, unlike it's billionaire founder Mark Zuckerberg's messages which were many years old at the time of deletion, Facebook is only extending us Facebook-using peons the ability to retract and remove messages within a 10 minute timeframe.

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Google's for Gmail allows users to choose how long they have to unsend an email. Maybe you sent a picture to someone you didn't want to.

Have you ever sent a message and immediately regretted it?

So far, Facebook has not mentioned when the new "unsend" feature would be available. We reported back in October about the functionality, pointing out the benefits and disadvantages of the Unsend messages option.

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Facebook Messenger Unsend Message Feature Will Come With 10-Minute Limit