Facebook Messenger gets WhatsApp's biggest feature: Here's how you can use it

Amarillo Globe-News: Be vigilant of internet use — someone's always watching

The recipient still has that accidental picture or ill-advised joke still sitting in their inbox and you may not even be aware of it.

Prior to this announcement, Facebook began 2019 with news of additional changes to its messaging services which would see the infrastructure of its subsidiary apps - Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram - linked to allow messages to be sent across the platforms. However, silly-senders can't start firing off whatever they like with impunity.

The compilation included a series of barbs at Zuckerberg, with screenshots reading, "You seem to like giving your users' data away", and "Well, at least you haven't done too badly", noting his net worth of $55 billion. Most of the times, people actually delete messages within a minute of sending them, the company told PCMag.

Facebook owns the mobile messenger application used by more than a billion people.

"Starting today, we are launching a feature where you can easily remove your message on Messenger - whether it's to one person or a group", it said. The dawning realisation doesn't normally kick in until the following day, as you groggily scroll with a heavy head on your pillow.

But despite such scrutiny the company continues to grow - its latest financial results showed revenue up 30% and profits up 61% on this time past year.




So how exactly do you access this last-chance redemption option?

If you want to remove a message just for yourself, you can still do that anytime by selecting "Remove for You". You'll notice a new option that says "Remove for Everyone".

To use it, simply tap the reconsidered message and select "Remove for Everyone". The removed message will then be replaced with a text alerting conversation participants that the message was deleted.

Facebook's simplified Messenger 4 cuts tabs and doubles down on Stories. The best you can do is delete the message from your own chat window.

Today, Facebook announced that the new unsend option is now rolling out to the Messenger app on Android and iOS.

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