Facebook Messenger will let iPhone users unsend messages

Messenger users will soon be able to delete their sent messages. Source GettyMore

Facebook Messenger is the latest app to allow its users to change their minds about messages after they've sent out into the world.

We've all fired off a cringeworthy message and then spent the rest of our lives wishing we'd thought a bit harder before pressing the send button. It'll only let you unsend messages for up to 10 minutes after you first send them. As Facebook writes, the feature may be useful "If you accidentally send the wrong photo, incorrect information, or message the wrong thread". Facebook is about to bring similar unsend functionality to its Messenger application, now that its WhatsApp mobile chat app has it.

Now Facebook is planning to save Messenger users from some of this pain. This time limit does seem surprisingly short, however, considering that the company gives WhatsApp users up to an hour to unsend that embarrassing photo.

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However, unlike it's billionaire founder Mark Zuckerberg's messages which were many years old at the time of deletion, Facebook is only extending us Facebook-using peons the ability to retract and remove messages within a 10 minute timeframe.

Bottom line: Great news for people who take their phones with them on nights out: Facebook Messenger's long-talked-about unsend feature is nearly here.

Users of the popular messaging site and app will be given the opportunity to delete a message after it has been sent.

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