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    Facebook Messenger already allows you to delete sent messages

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    Martí Micolau
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    After months of rumors, Facebook officially presented the new Messenger feature that allows you to delete messages already sent to all users. Below we explain all the details of its operation.


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    Currently, major instant messaging platforms already have a feature for delete sent messages. Thanks to this feature, users have the ability to delete a recently sent message by mistake, as well as delete it in case we are sorry we sent it.



    However, the function to delete messages already sent had not yet reached Facebook Messenger, even though the news had been circulating for a long time. Now, Mark Zuckerberg's company has finally announced its availability. 

    The social network explains in a note, how the option that allows us to works delete messages already sent in Facebook Messenger it's just as simple as on other platforms, for example WhatsApp.


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    How to delete messages sent on Facebook Messenger

    The procedure is as follows:

    • You have to tap and hold the message you want to delete, until you see some options appear at the bottom.
    • Once done, select the Delete entry, and you will see a new option called Delete for all.
    • Click on it, to confirm in the pop-up notification that you want to delete that message.

    In place of the message just deleted, a short text will be shown indicating that the message has been deleted, like on WhatsApp.

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    Of course, as you can imagine, the function to delete messages on Facebook Messenger has a time limit. It is possible to delete the messages you have sent in the last 10 minutes, after this time you will no longer be able to delete them.




    Facebook has communicated that this new feature is available from today all over the world with the latest versions of Messenger for iOS and Android. If you haven't received the update yet, please be patient as it may take some time.


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