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06 February, 2019, 08:12 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • LONDON ENGLAND- AUGUST 03 A person holds an iPhone displaying the Facebook app logo in front of a computer screen showing the facebook login page

Facebook Messenger got a new feature Tuesday that allows you to delete messages.

Facebook initially promised the feature after TechCrunch reported in April of a year ago that multiple people said Facebook messages they received from CEO Mark Zuckerberg later appeared to be deleted while their own messages remained.

This new remove message for everyone feature is available for users around the world on both iOS and Android.

The freshly added feature will let people tap on a message shown in a Messenger conversation then select a "Remove for Everyone" option, which will only be available for 10 minutes from when it was sent.

Facebook has finally promised the feature that internet users have been pining for - the ability to delete a regretful message from their chat history.

Participants in a group conversation receive a message saying "This message was deleted" to alert them of the change.

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The option replaces the previous "Delete" button which would confusingly only remove the offending message from your screen but wouldn't recall it for everyone else.

It's all laid out right here in Facebook's recent post about the Messenger feature update.

Plans to create an "unsend" feature were announced by Facebook the same day of TechCrunch's report on April 6 past year, according to The Verge. Once the story began to spread, Facebook confirmed that the CEO's messages expired after a set amount of time, explaining that this was a security measure in response to the Sony email hacks of 2014.

Facebook is now giving users a 10-minute window to delete messages after they've been sent. At that time, "multiple sources noted that messages they received from the CEO had mysteriously disappeared", The Verge reports.

Three sources said messages from Mark Zuckerberg disappeared from their inbox, TechCrunch reported a year ago.

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