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Ever sent something via Facebook chat and had instant mega regret? Yeah, us too. 

Luckily, it's reported that Facebook will soon be rolling out a new update that will allow you to unsend those risky messages. 

Facebook Messenger's unsend button was first promised over a year ago – after it was discovered that the platform was deleting messages sent by founder Mark Zuckerberg. 

Conversations people had with the tech mogul before 2014 were scrubbed, and in response, Facebook apologised and promised that an unsend button was in development for all users. 

'We will now be making a broader delete message feature available,'  Facebook wrote in a statement to Mashable. 

'This may take some time. And until this feature is ready, we will no longer be deleting any executives' messages.'

So, going forward, you will have the option to delete a message you have sent. 

To do so,  tap on a message in a conversation and select remove. 

A pop-up will then ask you if  you want to remove the message for everyone in the chat or just for you. 

If you choose just for you, then everyone else can still see the message, but you can't.

However, you only have  10 minutes in which to delete your message, so you best be quick! 


How many times have you pressed send on a risque message only to immediately regret your cringe-worthy moment of madness? 

Perhaps you're fond of the classic drunken 3am text to you ex?

Or worse again, sending a message to someone who was absolutely NOT the intended recipient? 

Well, it looks like those post-text fears will soon be a thing of the past, as Facebook has confirmed the introduction of an 'un-send' feature. 

Yep. You'll now be able to delete a message after its been sent, saving you countless hours of dread, fear, and embarrassment. 

It's thought the changes will be rolled out in the next few months. 

The move comes after the revelation that messages from founder Mark Zuckerberg were being secretly deleted from people's inboxes. 

"We will now be making a broader delete message feature available," a Facebook spokesperson told the TechCrunch website.

 "This may take some time. And until this feature is ready, we will no longer be deleting any executives’ messages.

"We should have done this sooner — and we’re sorry that we did not.”




We all know the drill. We get a little bit too tipsy and start exclaiming our love for everyone under the sun – or do it the other way around and berate everyone under the sun…


We all wish we could take back those senseless messages… and well, now we all can. Finally.

So, if you've ever found yourself DMing you ex, your boss or your frenemy, you can now take it all back as if it never happened.

And it's pretty simple. All you have to do is hover over the Direct Message you sent and an 'unsend' option should come up. Click that and hey presto! Vanished forever.

However, if they've already seen the message, you can't erase it from their mind, so you know, be quick before you have to live with The Fear.