Facebook Messenger's Unsend Feature Leaks

Gerald Bowen
October 15, 2018

However, Facebook Message Unsend Feature brings a respite from that.

Mobile researcher and tipster Jane Manchun Wong reportedly managed to generate screenshots of a prototype "Unsend" button from Messenger's Android code.

Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that it was testing the new feature before it officially launched it to all users.

Facebook has been planning a deep integration of Instagram and WhatsApp into its platform for a long time.

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On Friday, Facebook declined to say when the feature will actually arrive, but it remains in the works, a company spokeswoman said.

Facebook revealed in April of this year that some of Mark Zuckerberg's messages on Facebook were deleted from the receivers' inboxes. Users also won't be able to unsend messages once they are seen since that would make things more complicated. Or you've sent the right message, but to the wrong person? So, basically, this feature follows the same principles of the "delete message for everyone" option in WhatsApp. Instagram refers to the new feature as "Facebook Location History" and describes it as a method of tracking the Global Positioning System location of a user using Facebook's tools. But, the Unsend Message option deletes the message from the recipient's end as well. It may not be the same as Snapchat's self-destruct feature. This isn't the first time Facebook breached its user's trust.

Mark Zuckerberg caused controversy around six months ago. nothing unusual for Facebook you may think.

There had been suspicions that Facebook had just been trying to fob people off, promising that it would give everyone the unsend option and then going silent about it. Facebook, though, would need to ensure that the Unsend message tool does not get misused, or be another source through which user privacy could be compromised.

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