Unsend feature rolls out for Facebook Messenger

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If you manage to do this in time, the only remnant will be a note, informing others in the chat that the message has been deleted. though you must always be wary of those trigger happy screen-shotting pricks.

The company admitted it began erasing the messages of Mr Zuckerberg and a few other top executives in 2014 after computer hackers obtained and released emails from Sony Pictures executives. When that option is chosen, the message will be removed for you, but not for anybody else in the chat.

With the new Facebook Messenger app, users have "up to 10 minutes" to remove a message for everyone on a chat. Extending the time limit longer might also introduce ways to abuse the unsend function as well, the company said, without elaborating.

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So, similar to WhatsApp, you'll be able to get rid of the evidence, but people will still know the evidence was there.

Rolled out to both iOS and Android users in the most recent update, deleting the message is as simple as tapping on the message and deleting it for everyone in the chat, not just yourself.

Beating Facebook at their own game - of involving its users with nostalgic videos - the American publisher used it to their own advantage. Now the tool only allows businesses to receive and interact with messages from Facebook Messenger.

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Simply tap on the message you want to remove and select the option to "Remove for Everyone". If so, you're in luck: The app will now let you delete texts from conversations.

It seems Facebook is handling the removal of messages from its servers just right, but it's nearly comical that it won't just give everyone the option to delete their own communications any time they like. Users have to switch to "Secret Conversation" mode on Messenger to attain some measure of security, and Instagram doesn't have any "secure" messaging option.

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