New York Times pokes Zuckerberg with anniversary swipe

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So, to be clear, the current "delete" option on Facebook Messenger only removes the message for you-the recipient can still see it.

Facebook first started rolling out the feature on a smaller scale last fall, testing it out among Android users in Poland, Bolivia, Colombia and Lithuania.

Facebook began feeling the pressure to release an Unsend feature after its CEO got caught deleting messages.

You have to be quick, though; you have only 10 minutes after pressing send to delete the message.

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Facebook now allows users to remove missent messages on its chat app Messenger. At the time, Facebook told TechCrunch Zuckerberg's messages were deleted for security purposes. The removed message will be replaced by a text mentioning that the message was removed.

It is similar to one available to founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, which was first discovered previous year after several users reported messages they have received from the firm's boss had since disappeared. Once ten minutes have elapsed, you're stuck with your embarrassing typo-ridden messages forever.

The feature is now available for those of you who aren't a CEO with potentially incriminating messages dating back years. American news organisation New York Times, took it to the next level by roasting Facebook, poking fun on the multi-million social media giant and its partly decorated and mostly criticised founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

The other option that will appear is "Remove for You", which only prevents you from seeing the message, but everyone else in the conversation can still view it. However, as Facebook became more involved in the direction of both Instagram and WhatsApp, clashes ensued, and all four left the company within the last few months. Within hours, Facebook announced an unsend feature was in the works for users as well. In fact, Messenger doesn't end to end encrypt messages by default like WhatsApp, Signal and iMessage do - that's reserved for the annoyingly hidden "secret message" feature.

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