14 November 2018
Facebook Messenger for iOS is receiving a new feature via an update that will allow the users to remove a message from a chat thread after it’s been sent. The same feature was rolled out to WhatsApp first and now this ability is available on Messenger as well.
Revoking a sent message is like a boon for many of us as we tend to do mistakes while sending. At times the message isn’t intended to a recipient but accidents happen and that is when this revoke feature comes as a rescuer. In WhatsApp, when you delete a message, a label stating "This message has been deleted" appears, thus informing the recipient the message that was sent by the sender has been removed. It's yet to be seen if Messenger will show the same label to the recipient or not. Compared to WhatsApp, the Telegram app doesn't inform the recipient that the message was removed.
According to the update, if you accidentally send the wrong photo, incorrect information, or message the wrong thread, you can easily correct it by removing the message within 10 minutes of sending it. The version of the latest iOS app is 191.0 and it also brings a few more changes, including new color gradients and re-skinned interface.
Apart from these new changes, the update also brings several bug fixes and performance improvements.
The update is gradually rolling out to the Messenger app for iOS and will be received by everyone sooner.
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