Sending a wrong text and regretting it later is a phenomenon everyone, living in the world of digital media, has experienced. Such situations, humorous or embarrassing, demand an ‘un-send’ button to be launched. To the mercy of some software engineers, this feature has been made available on Whatsapp; the sole mobile application known for making human interaction easy and convenient.
Facebook, following the same trail, has announced the launch of its un-send feature as well. The decision has nothing to do with the prevalence of this feature on other social media platforms. Rather, it has been launched as a result of a trouble Mark Zuckerberg got himself into.
It has been reported that Mark Zuckerberg, along with some Facebook executives, has access to this very feature; they being the only ones enjoying the perks of it. Jane Manchun Wong, from TechCrunch, was the first person to take notice of the same. When the news came out, a backlash was observed from the public.
With Mark Zuckerberg already in a lot of trouble concerning Facebook, launching the un-send button for the audience to retract their messages is the safest option Facebook can go for.
A few Facebook users surprisingly have reported the feature as launched. However; they are just a handful.
Currently, Facebook only allows the deletion of messages from one side i.e. the sender if deletes a message, it’ll vanish from his inbox but would stay in the inbox of the recipient unless deleted by the recipient himself. With the un-send feature launched, the sender will receive the privilege of deleting inappropriate or wrongly sent messages from both ends while saving both sides from confusion and embarrassment.
This feature would prove to be a blessing for the already enraged Facebook users.
When exactly will the launch take place? Only Mr. Mark can tell. However; one thing we can assure is, it will happen soon.