Facebook Messenger Unsend feature gives you 10 minutes to take it back

Facebook Messenger Unsend feature gives you 10 minutes to take it back

Facebook Messenger Unsend feature gives you 10 minutes to take it back

You'll only have 10 minutes to redact that silly photo or drunken confession you just sent to the wrong person. Users will have a 10-minute window to delete messages from a thread after tapping the "send" button.

So don't forget to double-check your messages-and keep your thumb as far away from the "send" button as possible-before sending something you might regret.

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While Facebook-owned WhatsApp gives you an hour to delete sent messages, Messenger isn't going to be so magnanimous.

The idea has been lobbied by Facebook since April after it was revealed the company had retracted messages sent by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other company chief, TechRadar reported.

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In addition to saying it would no longer be deleting execs' messages, Facebook said the unsend feature would be rolling out to all users at a later date.

The patch notes for version 191.0 of the messaging app say that users will soon be able to remove a message from a chat thread after it's been sent. This gives the recipient the opportunity to read the messages, even if you decide to take it back within the timeframe its eligible to be "unsent".

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However, it should be noted that Facebook's unsend feature for both Messenger and WhatsApp work differently from Gmail's.

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