Facebook Messenger finally lets users delete sent messages

Anne Freier

In Mobile Advertising. February 6, 2019

Facebook has finally added a feature to its Messenger app that lets users delete a message even after it has been sent in a chat or group chat. The ‘unsend’ feature is available for 10 minutes after a message has been sent.

Users had previously been able to remove messages for themselves, but not the rest of a chat.

Previously, the company reported that it was testing the tool in select countries (namely Bolivia, Colombia, Lithuania and Poland).

Users wishing to delete a post simply tape the ‘Remove for Everyone’ button.

Group chat members will then receive a notification that a message was deleted by the sender, similar to WhatsApp.

The latest addition is now available for Messenger on iOS and Android devices worldwide.

The release follows a report by TechCrunch which previously revealed that Facebook executives were able to delete chat messages whenever they pleased.