Facebook Messenger is finally taking another toll on its way. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook decided to stick off unsend button in the chat conversation of the Facebook Messenger. According to the recent report generated by the company, Facebook received backlash when their own messages were retracted. This could put the company at greater risk.
News about this feature flashed last April and this year Facebook is actually showing off the feature in its application. Some of the Android users who have already updated their Facebook messenger have noticed these changes in the app.
The unsend option seems to be visible only after you send the message in the conversation. The Facebook-owned company, Instagram already consists of the unsend option. The social networking giant is making things easier for its users.
Jane Wong is the person who first shared some screenshots of the demo about how to permanently delete messages from the chat. This feature is now available for all. Facebook says, “After email hack of ‘Sony Pictures’ we need to be more cautious about protecting and preserving user’s personal information. We have made considerable changes in the application.”
Facebook has already provided the option to delete messages from the messenger chats. However, they can be deleted from the sender side only and will still remain in the receiver’s inbox. On contrary, while deleting the messages from sender’s inbox, messages from recipient’s inbox would get deleted simultaneously even if they are a year’s ago.
The unsend option that Facebook Messenger would be providing can be deleted only within a specific period after the sender sends the message. According to the latest company news, 30 million people’s account details and necessary information was stolen during the hack. Initially, the count was thought to be 50 million users.
Sensitive data of the account included phone numbers, user’s search history, email addresses, and location history. Around half of the accounts were seriously hacked and were at the grave risk. Snapchat is another messaging app that exhibits the same functions as that of Instagram and now Facebook messenger.