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Facebook to add ‘unsend’ feature in private messages

After the controversial Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has been taking several steps to regain the trust of their users, including a planned ‘unsend’ feature for private messages.

According to a report by, a Messenger spokesperson said that an ‘unsend’ feature is set to roll out for users as part of the actions in securing users’ privacy.

The spokesperson said: “We have discussed this feature several times. And 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.”

In previous reports, Facebook has been secretly retracting messages sent from company executives, which includes the social networking giant’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, to other Facebook users.

Facebook later explained that the message retraction was made as an attempt to protect their executives’ communications after the reported email hacking of Sony Pictures in 2014.

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