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Background: The feature comes about a year after controversy that Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives had the ability to delete messages from the app while average users did not, as reported by TechCrunch.

The social network has confirmed Messenger users will have up to ten minutes after a message has been sent to remove it, with the feature accessible in both one-on-one conversations and group chats. From there you can choose to remove it from just your phone or from everyone in the chat.


To remove a message on Messenger, you have to just tap on the message you want to remove and select "Remove for Everyone".

If you've ever sent a text only to immediately regret it or your finger slipped on the wrong gif and you sheepishly now have to explain yourself, Facebook Messenger has heard you.


The Facebook announcement states that this new feature launches today! But it's pretty much useless if you drunk message your ex one night and then wake up the next morning realizing you made a frightful mistake. Secondly, Facebook Messenger users will only have 10 minutes to unsend misguided messages, after which point your boss will be able to read that they are a "wankstain wank wodger" for all of eternity.

The functionality was originally introduced for Facebook executives in 2014, after Sony Pictures' email accounts were hacked.


Facebook, which was launched as an internal networking portal by the Harvard dropout from his college dorm, today hosts about 2.7 billion people are connected on the service. A Facebook representative told us that it's still rolling out on the app stores and to give it some time. It not only disappears from your messages but also from the recipient.

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