Facebook may soon add a feature we have been waiting for. We have come across report suggesting that Mark Zuckerberg and other executives of the company deleted messages that were sent to some users. Of course, users don’t the have the ability to do so yet, but it seems like things are about to change.
Facebook admitted to Tech Crunch that it had deleted some messages after the publication showed some email receipts as proof. The social network giant says, after Sony’s emails were hacked in 2014, the company set up “a number of changes to protect our executive’s communications. These included limited the retention period for Mark’s messages in Messenger. We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages”.
While Facebook has revealed that it is indeed working on the ‘Unsend’ feature, it has not described how would the feature work. For those who are not aware, there is an existing feature that allows users to set messages to delete themselves after a certain period of time. However, this feature is only works for a conversation if it started in “Secret conversation”.
It is worth mentioning that Zuckerberg and other executives messages from regular, private conversations, which left the users baffled. Presumably, the feature is still in testing and more changes will be added to the final version. At the moment, we don’t know when exactly this feature will make it to Facebook. In any case, we are pretty excited for it.
WhatsApp, which is currently owned by Facebook, last year added the “Delete For Everyone” feature. Earlier, users had to delete the unintended messages within seven minutes from sending them. Since users were not happy with the time limit, the deadline has been extended. WhatsApp now gives users more than one hour to delete the messages sent by mistake.