Facebook Messenger to introduce new 'delete sent messages' feature

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Facebook didn't announce the feature yet, but The Verge spotted it in the "coming soon" section of the release notes from Messenger for iPhone version 191.0.

The idea has been lobbied by Facebook since April after it was revealed the company had retracted messages sent by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other company chief, TechRadar reported.

While Facebook-owned WhatsApp gives you an hour to delete sent messages, Messenger isn't going to be so magnanimous.

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Having the option to remove a message from a chat thread after it's been sent is great, but a 10-minute window seems a bit short.

Users of the popular messaging site and app will be given the opportunity to delete a message after it has been sent.

Facebook will soon roll out a feature on its Messenger service users have always been calling for. It doesn't actually send the email until it passes that buffer time. The confirmation of the new functionality comes directly from Facebook in the form of a note at the bottom of the changelog of the latest Messenger for iOS app update. 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.

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