Facebook Messenger will let iPhone users unsend messages

Isaac Cain
November 9, 2018

You will have 10 minutes to fix a mistake soon on Facebook's Messenger app.

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.

The patch notes for version 191.0 of the messaging app say that users will soon be able to remove a message from a chat thread after it's been sent.

Have you ever sent a Facebook message and realized it wasn't really something you wanted to send?

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Now, it remains to be seen when exactly Facebook will make the option to unsend messages available to everyone because "coming soon" doesn't tells us too much about that. At least, that's how its worked for users whose name isn't Mark Zuckerberg.

The "unsend" feature allocates the sender a fair amount of time to reconsider their sent message and provides the ability to retract the message for both the sender and receiver.

Google's for Gmail allows users to choose how long they have to unsend an email.

Facebook Messenger is going to add the Unsend feature in an upcoming update. So don't forget to double-check your messages-and keep your thumb as far away from the "send" button as possible-before sending something you might regret. WhatsApp gives users a full hour to take back a text, and Instagram gives its users an unlimited window to delete direct messages.

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