Zuckerberg can unsend Facebook messages, and soon you can too
Remember that time when you send Facebook messages to your ex that you instantly disliked immediately after you hit the send key?
Well, if it happened, you wouldn’t be able to unsend that Facebook message.
However, the world spotted out yesterday, via TechCrunch, that Mark Zuckerberg owned the ability to unsend Facebook messages.
while various reports affirmed that messages from Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives mysteriously vanished from inboxes.
Nevertheless, the messages to those Facebook employees remained.
It sets that Zuckerberg has the ability to unsend messages for a long time, probably for the past four years. But us normal people do not have the ability.
Now that this mysterious unsend feature is causing even more miseries for Facebook to accumulate on top of all the other pains the company is facing, Facebook leadership affirmed that not only will “regular” users get an unsend feature at some point in the future, but the function will be blocked for all Facebook executives until that time.
Here is the statement from Facebook regarding the Facebook messages unsend feature:
“We have discussed this feature several times. Plus people using our secret message feature in the encrypted version of Messenger have the ability to set a timer — and have their messages automatically deleted. We will now be making a broader delete message feature available. 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.”
This entire circumstance makes you wonder what extra secret features Facebook users have that we people do not.
It further makes you question, if reporters hadn’t caught onto this story, would Facebook ever have made this unsend feature public?
If you are already on the team “I hate Facebook,” this story is likely to simply reconfirm your position.
It doesn’t seem like the #deletefacebook trend is going away any time soon.