Facebook Messenger Unsend feature gives you 10 minutes to take it back

Joanna Estrada
November 8, 2018

Facebook Messenger is the latest app to allow its users to change their minds about messages after they've sent out into the world.

This length of time is relatively short in comparison to other messaging platforms, including the one day time limit for Facebook-owned Instagram and one hour for Whatsapp - also owned by the social media giant.

When the 191.0 version of Messenger is released, another option will appear for 10 minutes above "Delete Message" when editing messages in a conversation: "Unsend Message".

Well don't worry, because Mark Zuckerberg has come to the rescue. Facebook is about to bring similar unsend functionality to its Messenger application, now that its WhatsApp mobile chat app has it.

Compared to Facebook other messaging application, you'll actually have significantly less time to delete a sent message in Facebook's flagship Messenger app. WhatsApp users are now afforded just over one hour to remove a message from both users' inbox.

Bottom line: Great news for people who take their phones with them on nights out: Facebook Messenger's long-talked-about unsend feature is nearly here. It doesn't actually send the email until it passes that buffer time. If your recipient is looking at their phone when you message them, or if they open the app before you can undo your action, there's not much you can do to take back your words.

So far, Facebook has not mentioned when the new "unsend" feature would be available.

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