​Facebook Is Finally Introducing An 'Unsend' Feature On Messenger

We've all been there, whether it's sending an embarrassing text after a few too many, or sending a screenshot to the wrong person - we all have at some point wished we could 'unsend' a message.

Thankfully, Facebook has our backs as it is introducing a new feature in messenger so you can unsend that cringe-worthy message and pretend it never happened.

All you have to worry about is making sure you send all your embarrassing messages through Messenger.

Twitter user Matt Navarra spotted that the new feature is listed under 'coming soon' in the apps description on the App Store.

In release notes published on the App Store, Facebook announced that the 'unsend' feature is coming soon.

The description reads: "Coming soon: Remove a message from a chat thread after it's been sent.

"If you accidentally send the wrong photo, incorrect information or message the wrong thread, you can easily correct it by removing the message within ten minutes of sending it."

There is a catch as your message can only be deleted up to 10 minutes after you have sent it, so hopefully you come to your senses pretty quickly.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Once you 'unsend' the message it will wipe it from your chat history and remove the message from the recipient's inbox as well.

When editing messages sent in a conversation, 'Unsend Message' appears above 'Delete Message'.

Once you select 'Unsend Message', a pop-up appears asking the user to confirm the choice.

There were rumours of the update last month after tech expert Jane Manchun Wong discovered the feature on her own app.

Whatsapp, which is owned by Facebook, already has the 'unsend function.

However, you are given one hour to 'unsend' the message, rather than the 10 minutes Facebook will offer.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Bethany Gleave

Bethany Gleave is a Freelance Journalist at PRETTY52 and joined the team in 2018. She is a Multimedia Journalism graduate from the University of Salford, and started her career at a national press agency, writing breaking and trending news for the national newspapers.

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