Facebook Messenger's Unsend Feature Now Available Globally on iOS and Android

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The feature is available now in Canada and worldwide for iOS and Android users, rolling out today.

Facebook Messenger is finally rolling out the unsend button it promised almost a year ago.

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

If you choose the "Remove for You" option, the message will only be deleted in your chat history.

Last year, TechCrunch reported that Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sent people messages that no longer appear in their Facebook chat logs or in the files available from Facebook's Download Your Information tool.

So while you can now easily delete a message that has a typo in it, or remove something typed in anger that you quickly regret, the new unsend option does not enable you to delete messages from older chats. Once "removed", the message will not reappear in the draft space.

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Of course, there's a catch: it's limited to a small, 10-minute window. If you select the former, the text will be replaced with content that says it was replaced by you.

Facebook Messenger is one of the most used messaging platforms out there, and it's finally adding the ability to unsend a message. At that time, "multiple sources noted that messages they received from the CEO had mysteriously disappeared", The Verge reports.

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Zuckerberg in his New Year statement had said that his personal challenge for 2019 will be to "host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society - the opportunities, the challenges, the hopes, and the anxieties". Facebook cited the resultant increased security in Zuck's obtaining the Messenger unsend feature early.

Even though Facebook has been under a wave of criticism over several issues during the past year, Zuckerberg claims that it would be a mistake to overlook the benefits of social media and emphasize on the 'negative aspects'. In fact, Messenger doesn't end to end encrypt messages by default like WhatsApp, Signal and iMessage do - that's reserved for the annoyingly hidden "secret message" feature.

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