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

Zuckerberg Praises Facebook At 15, Omits Numerous Controversies 02/05/2019

While this feature isn't quite as expansive as Zuckerberg's expiring messages, countless users will appreciate the fact that they can finally unsend a message that they accidentally sent to the wrong person or group. So, if you were hoping to clear out your cringeworthy chat history from years back, you're going to be out of luck.

But you will have to be quick as there is only a 10-minute window to delete the unwanted message. When you tap on it via the Messenger App for iOS or Android, two options will appear: the previously available "Remove For You", and "Remove For Everyone".

- Press and hold on a message until you see a prompt to delete (if using the app) or click on the three-dot icon next to the message (if using Messenger via Facebook's website).

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Monday that Facebook's critics are simply being too "negative" about changes the company has brought about.

Facebook Messenger's new un-send feature. We get into a heated argument and send a Facebook message we regret. If you select the former, the text will be replaced with content that says it was replaced by you.

The functionality was originally introduced for Facebook executives in 2014, after Sony Pictures' email accounts were hacked.

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. Facebook cited the resultant increased security in Zuck's obtaining the Messenger unsend feature early.

The feature has been rolled out in the United States for iOS and Android, but when Junkee attempted to update their iOS Messenger this morning, no update was yet available.

Users will have up to ten minutes to remove a message after it's been sent.

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