Facebook Messenger Remove for Everyone, otherwise known as a Messenger unsend option, is now rolling out to some countries on Android and iOS…
Just last month, Jane Manchung Wong, an app researcher, uncovered code for a Facebook Messenger unsend tool. Then, it was listed as “coming soon” in the release notes for version 191.0 for the iOS mobile app. Now, it’s actually going live on both iOS and Android.
Facebook Messenger Unsend Feature going Live Now
The feature is called “Remove for Everyone,” and it’s now working in Poland, Bolivia, Colombia, and Lithuania. Facebook states it plans to expand it to more countries as soon as possible.
When it arrives, users can delete sent messages but must act to do so within ten minutes. Deleted messages don’t completely disappear, however. Though the messages themselves will go away, it’s place will remain in the form of a tombstone.
Plus, there are two options: Remove for Everyone and Remove for You. The former deletes all parties, while the latter is self-explanatory.
Facebook Messenger head Stan Chudnovsky told TechCrunch:
“The pros are that users want to be in control… and if you make a mistake you can correct it. There are a lot of legitimate use cases out there that we wanted to enable. We need to make sure we don’t open up any new venues for bullying. We need to make sure people aren’t sending you bad messages and then removing them because if you report them and the messages aren’t there we can’t do anything.”