Facebook's new feature will allow its users to unsend messages

Louella Tangpuz, Trainee
PUBLISHED April 11, 2018 03:30 pm
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(Inside Manila) After TechCrunch reported that Facebook executives have long been able to delete their sent messages from the inboxes of their recipients, the company is now saying the ability to unsend messages will soon be available to all who haven’t deleted their accounts yet.  


According to TechCrunch, the feature is coming in the next few months. No further details were discussed on how the new function works.


We have discussed this feature several time,” a Facebook spokesperson told The Verge in a statement. “We will now be making a broader delete message feature available. This may take some time. And until this feature is ready, we will no longer be deleting any executives’ messages. We should have done this sooner — and we’re sorry that we did not.”


Facebook said that they gave executives this ability in order to tighten security following the Sony Pictures’ email hack back in 2014.

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