If you haven’t noticed, the Facebook Messenger has been undergoing some changes. Recently, the UI was redesigned for a cleaner and more streamlined look. This time, a new feature was added — users can now unsend or delete sent messages up to 10 minutes after it was sent.
The new feature is a welcome addition, and designed for those times where, as Facebook puts it, “you accidentally sent a message to the wrong group of friends, mistyped something, or simply wanted to remove a message in a chat.”
Back in October 2018, this feature was tested to users with, at the time, no time table for release. Now, it finally rolled out to users.
Previously, deleting a message on Messenger only deleted it on your side of the chat. In the new feature, you have a 10 minute window to delete sent messages for both sides.
How to delete or unsend a message from Messenger?
So, how do you delete a message from messenger?
First, long press the message you want to remove. You’ll see the reaction emojies pop up. At the bottom of the chat, you’ll see three options – Copy, Forward, and Remove.
Select Remove, and then select “Remove for Everyone.” Confirm your action and that’s it. A text will alert everyone in the chat that the message was removed. That’s it.
Remember, you only have a 10 minute window to do this.