You can now retract messages on Facebook Messenger-but act fast.
Facebook has added a new feature to its messaging platform that allows users to unsend messages.
The move comes after TechCrunch reported that founder Mark Zuckerberg had retracted Facebook messages from recipients - revealing that the feature existed, but was not available to all users. On desktop, users will need to click on the three dots next to a message and hit "remove", after which you'll get the same two options.
But you will have to be quick as there is only a 10-minute window to delete the unwanted message.
Today, Facebook announced that the new unsend option is now rolling out to the Messenger app on Android and iOS. Perhaps you're a perfectionist who cringes every time you send a message with a typo? Still, if you say something and immediately regret it, you'll be able to unsend it starting today.
Open the message thread with the message you want to kill. The latter option will function in the same way the current Delete option works. At that time, "multiple sources noted that messages they received from the CEO had mysteriously disappeared", The Verge reports. Last year, Facebook said a similar feature would be made available to everyone. Florencia Herra-Vega, the CTO of encrypted messaging app Peerio, told Business Insider via message.