Facebook may be getting closer to launching an unsend feature for Facebook Messenger. The social networking giant revealed to TechCrunch last week that the feature was still being worked on, and now, Twitter user Jane Manchun Wong has managed to test the feature with a prototype build. In that case, there is still record that you did send a message and that you deleted it.
Earlier this year, it was reported that messages sent on Messenger by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg were secretly deleted.
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Currently, when users delete something they sent on Messenger, it disappears only from their own inbox. Users also won't be able to unsend messages once they are seen since that would make things more complicated. There are times that you regret you said something over a Messenger conversation, but the app doesn't allow you to take back your words, so you have to live with it.
For now, you can delete messages from your inbox. It may not be the same as Snapchat's self-destruct feature.
WhatsApp, for example, has an unsend feature that launched previous year. This isn't the first time Facebook breached its user's trust. On the other hand, unsending will remove the message from the receiver's end. Facebook, would also need to ensure that the unsend message tool does not get misused by the users or be another source with the help of which user privacy would be compromised or will not leak to the outside world.