Soon, you’ll have 10 minutes to ‘unsend’ a Facebook message

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Hopefully this leads to a serious decrease in the amount of people waking up with the fear as a result of a stupid message sent the night before.

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

Other messaging services, including Facebook's own WhatsApp, have the same option, though it gives users an hour to delete any embarrassing/drunken/threatening communications.

When the 191.0 version of Messenger is released, another option will appear for 10 minutes above "Delete Message" when editing messages in a conversation: "Unsend Message".

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.

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.

Users may now delete messages on the Messenger app but it only reflects on the sender's end and remains on the recipient's thread. It doesn't actually send the email until it passes that buffer time.

Have you ever wanted to take back a message you already sent?

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