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Facebook Messenger will soon get 'delete' feature for sent messages

India TV News 2018-11-08 13:09:25
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Facebook Messenger will soon get 'delete' feature for sent messages

Image Source : PIXABAY/EDAR

Facebook Messenger will soon get 'delete' feature for sent messages

Facebook will be rolling out a new update to Messenger by which users will be able to delete sent messages from chat threads, under 10 minutes of sending.

According to a report by the Verge, the feature was spotted by a Twitter user, which was listed as "coming soon" in the release notes for version 191.0 of Messenger's iOS client.

"Coming soon: Remove a message from a chat thread after it's been sent. If you accidentally send the wrong photo, incorrect information or message the wrong thread, you can easily correct it by removing the message within ten minutes of sending it," read the description.

An engineer named Jane Manchun Wong in October discovered and tweeted about the feature, while it was being tested.



Amid the data breach and other scandals, the company had been silently deleting messages which were shared through Messenger by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after which the company said that the ability to retract messages would also be made available to all Messenger users, media had reported in April.

However, there is no specific date announced by Facebook on the final availability of the feature.

Earlier in March, Facebook released the "delete for everyone" feature on WhatsApp that provides the users with an hour-long window to remove sent messages from an individual as well as group chats.

(With IANS inputs)