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.