Facebook Messenger's new Unsend messages option gets confirmed

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You'll only have 10 minutes to redact that silly photo or drunken confession you just sent to the wrong person.

Have you ever sent a message and immediately regretted it?

The note mentions the option to remove a message from a chat thread after being sent.

But we do know the feature has been in the works since back in April, having been first spotted in testing last month.

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Now, it remains to be seen when exactly Facebook will make the option to unsend messages available to everyone because "coming soon" doesn't tells us too much about that.

According to an App Store note for Messenger, an upcoming update will provide users with the ability to remove messages within 10 minutes after they are sent.

Compared to Facebook other messaging application, you'll actually have significantly less time to delete a sent message in Facebook's flagship Messenger app. WhatsApp users are now afforded just over one hour to remove a message from both users' inbox.

Facebook, who owns WhatsApp, plans to implement the "unsend" feature into the company's Messenger app. Gmail actually holds the email in a que for the time interval chosen. WhatsApp gives users a full hour to take back a text, and Instagram gives its users an unlimited window to delete direct messages.

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