Facebook Messenger now lets you delete messages

07 February, 2019, 06:51 | Author: Camille Rivera
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Facebook began feeling the pressure to release an Unsend feature after its CEO got caught deleting messages.

"Remove for You" will only delete the message from your side, so people wanting to permanently erase conversations from everyone in the chat will need to select the latter.

So, while you can't go back in time and delete years-old messages that keep you up at night, this does serve as a layer of defense against messages that are sent to the wrong contact. On Messenger's web app, you can remove messages by hovering over the button with three dots alongside your chat bubbles, and clicking on the "Remove" button to clear them. "The removed message will be replaced by text alerting everyone in the conversation the message was removed". Once ten minutes have elapsed, you're stuck with your embarrassing typo-ridden messages forever. The receiving person or group chat would still be able to see your message! You also have the option to delete for only you, but that's a feature that's been available in Messenger for a while now. After clicking remove, you then have the choice to pick between removing the message from your own account or everybody's account.

Facebook Messenger's new options. A new report recommends that the company is aiming to introduce out the new enterprise feature on the Windows Phone platform as well.




Writing on the social network, Zuckerberg celebrated Facebook's rise from his college dorm room to a service used by more than 2.7 billion people.

After its discovery, Facebook pledged to make a version of the feature available to all.

It imposed a stricter limit on how many times a message could be forwarded to individuals or groups, in response to what it said was "misinformation and rumours" on the platform.

"We're working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks", a spokesperson told media.

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