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Facebook Messenger planning 'delete' feature for sent messages

IANS  |  San Francisco 

is planning to roll out a new update to that will allow users to delete sent from chat threads within 10 minutes of sending.

A Twitter user spotted the feature listed as "coming soon" in the release notes for version 191.0 of Messenger's iOS client, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

"Coming soon: Remove a message from a chat thread after it's been sent. If you accidentally send the wrong photo, incorrect information or message the wrong thread, you can easily correct it by removing the message within ten minutes of sending it," read the description.

The feature was first discovered and tweeted about by an named in October while it was being tested.

Amid the data breach and other scandals, the company had been silently deleting which were shared through by after which the company said that the ability to retract would also be made available to all users, media had reported in April.

However, no specific date has been announced by the company as to by when would the functionality be finally available for users.

Earlier in March, released the "delete for everyone" feature on WhatsApp that provides the users an hour-long window to remove sent messages from individual as well as group chats.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 11:24 IST
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