According to the report, which has been revealed by Jane Manchun Wong, who have accessed a prototype of the "unsend" button.
"Facebook internally tests products and features before they ship to the public so we can ensure the quality of the experience". Apparently, a long-press on a message shortly after it's sent will kill it, though there's seemingly a limit on the number of messages you can retract.
Later, Facebook confirmed that the company is planning to bring an "unsend" feature for everyone that will allow users to unsend a message on Messenger but didn't give us any timeline. However, Facebook has been willing to bend the rules when it comes to the company's own executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
WhatsApp, for example, has an unsend feature that launched a year ago.
After choosing to unsend the message, users will be asked to confirm their action, with Messenger notifying them that the message will be removed from the chat for both the sender and recipient. Or you've sent the right message, but to the wrong person? WhatsApp already incorporates the sent message deleting option. The option is still not available to everyone, in fact only a handful of users have experienced this feature as of now.
But it is not the first time that Facebook implemented such capacity. On the other hand, unsending will remove the message from the receiver's end. To use it, you just have to hold the text you wish to delete and pick the unsend option to erase it from history. It may not be the same as Snapchat's self-destruct feature.
Besides, Instagram, the popular photo-sharing platform has also started testing a new feature.