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Facebook Messenger now lets you unsend your embarrassing messages - within 10 minutes

07 February, 2019, 06:53 | Author: Joanna Little
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On Tuesday, Facebook introduced the new unsend feature in a press release, which could be helpful if you tend to make typos or send the wrong emojis in Facebook Messenger.

The feature will be available for the updated versions of facebook messenger in all the androids and apple phones. Once the story began to spread, Facebook confirmed that the CEO's messages expired after a set amount of time, explaining that this was a security measure in response to the Sony email hacks of 2014.

In order to exercise your newfound message deletion powers, all you have to do is tap on a message in a conversation and select "remove". Just like WhatsApp, you are given an option to either delete a message for yourself or for everyone.

Following the report, Facebook said it would publicly launch the feature to let users remove their messages from their chat history.

Facebook is launching an "unsend" feature in Messenger more than 10 months after it promised to do so after it was discovered surreptitiously removing messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg from their recipients' inboxes. Choosing "Remove For Everyone" deletes that message from view for all participants in the particular chat.

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The feature is also available when using Messenger via Facebook's website.

But despite such scrutiny the company continues to grow - its latest financial results showed revenue up 30% and profits up 61% on this time past year. And also, that the "beta" feature will not be used by Zuckerberg or any other Facebook executive till then.

When users expressed disappointment that Facebook granted more power to higher-up users, Facebook announced they would limit Zuckerberg's powers until they could offer it to everyone else.

As fraction of that overhaul, Zuckerberg is supposedly claiming that Instagram and Messenger join WhatsApp by including end-to-end encryption.

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