Facebook Tests Messenger Unsend Feature

Facebook Tests Messenger Unsend Feature
Messenger users will have a limited time window to delete messages they regret sending.

(CCM) — Facebook has begun testing a feature which will enable Messenger users to "unsend" messages that they have sent, according to a TechCrunch report. Message that are "unsended" will be removed from the sender's and the recipient's Messenger app.

The feature was used by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg six months ago, causing controversy among Facebook users because it was not a feature that had been made available to anyone else.

Facebook said at the time that the ability to "unsend" messages would be rolled out to all users in the future, and now a beta version of the feature has been spotted by renowned tap reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, according to the report.

In its current form the "unsend" feature only allows users to remove messages during a limited time window. This would enable users to delete a message they send and instantly regret, or effectively to edit a message they have sent by removing the original and replacing it with the edited version.

Facebook has not confirmed when the feature will be made available, telling TechCrunch only that: "Facebook internally tests products and features before they ship to the public so we can ensure the quality of the experience."

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