Facebook testing unsend feature for Messenger

Doris Richards
October 14, 2018

Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that it was testing the new feature before it officially launched it to all users.

The company is working on a prototype of the Unsend feature, according to TechCrunch.

First spotted by seasoned tipster Jane Wong, you'll be able to long-press on a message to unsend it, though there will be a limit on how many messages you can retract, apparently. Currently, Messenger users are only able to delete messages from their inbox, though the sender/recepient will be able to see the message in his/her inbox.


If a user selects the Unsend button option, he/she will be able to delete the message from the chat on behalf of all its users.

The new addition to Messenger's options would differ from deleting messages, which only lets you remove them from your side of the conversation; the recipient would still retain a copy of the message on their side.

Wong noted that users would be allowed to take back their messages only after a certain amount of time. However, Facebook has been willing to bend the rules when it comes to the company's own executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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