Facebook could soon be rolling out the “Unsend” feature for Messenger that would allow users to retract sent messages not only from their inboxes, but also from the entire chat thread, the media reported.
“We have previously confirmed that we intend to ship a feature like this and are still planning to do so,” TechCrunch quoted a Facebook spokesperson as saying on Friday.
Facebook owned photo-messaging app Instagram already supports the “Unsend” capability and allows users to delete a sent message for all participants in the personal or group chat.
Mobile researcher and tipster Jane Manchun Wong reportedly managed to generate screenshots of a prototype “Unsend” button from Messenger’s Android code.
The code indicates that in the current prototype there’s a ‘time limit’ — giving users only a certain amount of time after they send a message to unsend it,” the report added.
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal earlier this month, the social media giant is “recruiting dozens of financial firms and online merchants” towards its cryptocurrency-based system that would use a digital coin similar to Bitcoin.
The New York Times reported in February that Facebook had a team of 50 people working on its virtual currency project.
In a public interview with Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain in February, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he is “potentially interested” in putting the Facebook login on the Blockchain technology.
According to Zuckerberg, Blockchain could give users more powers when granting data access to third-party apps. (IANS)