Facebook to make Unsend feature available to all Messenger users

Facebook to make Unsend feature available to all Messenger users
Facebook continues to make headlines after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Even though the social network company announced major changes to protect Facebook users, some of its actions continue to amaze the public.

TechCrunch reports that the social service retracted messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg and other executives from their recipients' inboxes, a feature that's not available to everyone on Messenger.

Many Facebook users feel that the ability to “unsend” messages should be available to everyone and consider the company's actions as a breach of trust. After TechCrunch's story went live, Facebook issued a statement that confirms plans to make the Unsend feature available to all Messenger users in the coming months.

Apparently, the reason Facebook allowed Mark Zuckerberg and other executives to “unsend” their messages was to protect their communications after Sony Pictures' emails were hacked four years ago.

The changes made by Facebook after that included “limiting the retention period for Mark's messages in Messenger,” which would make his messages disappear after a certain period of time.

However, the last time Facebook tempered with the messages of its executives it specially retracted them for good without using the Unsend option, which is available when you open a separate “Secret” conversation.

source: TechCrunch



1. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Translation: "Crap, you guys found out. Well we always considered including this anyway, but just give us as much time as we can get away with to get this out to you. We just have to do some cleanup, make sure the API is far more restrictive for you guys before it's made available to you."

2. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

..exactly, well said

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