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

Facebook celebrates its 15th anniversary on February 4

It's pretty simple to delete a message, just tap on the post you want to remove and select the "Remove for Everyone" option.

If you manage to do this in time, the only remnant will be a note, informing others in the chat that the message has been deleted. though you must always be wary of those trigger happy screen-shotting pricks. Users will be given a full ten minutes to decide whether or not to unsend a message, so you'll have plenty of time to rethink those texts. The new feature is now available for Facebook Messenger users on the latest versions of Android and iOS.

One of the countless Facebook scandals to come to light in 2018 was that of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's ability to delete messages that he had sent.

We've all sent messages we regret, whether it's a typo, the wrong conversation or something a bit too below the belt.

The feature is now available for those of you who aren't a CEO with potentially incriminating messages dating back years. You'll then be prompted to either "remove for everyone or "remove for you".

"The feature will add Instagram Direct messaging to a page owner's messaging inbox within the Facebook Pages Manager app on web and mobile". The company told TechCrunch the messages were removed as the result of a previously undisclosed message retention policy it implemented in 2014 after the Sony hacks.

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Facebook's business practices and use of a data-based business model have been scrutinised by lawmakers as well as other technology firms in recent months. They can see that you removed a message and still report it'.

It's nearly like going back in time to fix a mistake and you don't even need a flux capacitor.

Facebook Messenger's new options.

Zuckerberg in his New Year statement had said that his personal challenge for 2019 will be to "host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society - the opportunities, the challenges, the hopes, and the anxieties".

RANDI Zuckerberg was brought in by her brother to work at Facebook in 2004 when the fledgling start-up had just 50 employees.

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