Facebook finally rolls out life-saving 'unsend' feature on Messenger

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The removed message will be replaced by text alerting everyone in the conversation the message was removed.

Whether it's a behind the back bitch accidentally thrown right in the victim's face, a drunken insult that will land you in your manager's office on Monday morning, or a picture your gran should never have to see, there has previously been no remedy. American news organisation New York Times, took it to the next level by roasting Facebook, poking fun on the multi-million social media giant and its partly decorated and mostly criticised founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

We've all done it - sending a message or an email to the wrong person that you wish you could jump into your phone to delete. Just like WhatsApp, the "unsend" feature on Facebook Messenger allows users to delete any message which they may have sent by mistake. At the time, a Facebook spokesperson told Gizmodo that until that feature was ready, it would "no longer be deleting any executives' messages".

In April 2018, Facebook announced their intentions to roll out an "unsend" button and finally, the ability to delete messages has arrived worldwide.

To use it, simply tap the reconsidered message and select "Remove for Everyone".

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Global News tested the "Remove for Everyone" feature on Messenger and was successfully able to delete a message from its chat history.

Hallelujah - no more message regret. Now the tool only allows businesses to receive and interact with messages from Facebook Messenger.

The remove feature will be available on mobile devices powered by the latest versions of Apple or Android software, according to Facebook. Users have to switch to "Secret Conversation" mode on Messenger to attain some measure of security, and Instagram doesn't have any "secure" messaging option.

"The feature will add Instagram Direct messaging to a page owner's messaging inbox within the Facebook Pages Manager app on web and mobile".

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