There are some chat apps that allow you to unsend a message a few moments after it has been sent. The feature comes in very handy when a message is sent to a person that it’s not intended for as it lets the sender quickly unsend is so that no damage is done. Facebook Messenger is a very popular chat app but it doesn’t offer this feature. That might be about to change in the near future.
Developer Jane Manchun Wong, who has uncovered many unreleased features in Facebook’s apps previously, has now discovered that a Facebook Messenger unsend option is being developed. As the name suggests, this feature will allow users to unsend a message after they have sent it to someone.
The screenshots show that long pressing on a sent message will surface options for either deleting it or unsending it. Deleting the message only removes it from the sender’s side of the conversation while unsending it removes it from the recipient’s side as well.
Like other apps, Facebook Messager will only allow users to unsend a message within a specific time period after the message is sent. So users must be quick to rectify their mistakes because they won’t get a second chance to do that one the time runs out. Facebook is yet to confirm if and when this feature will be released for the Messenger app.