You’ve heard of drunk texting. Drunk messaging of any kind is pretty much a thing for some people. If you mistakenly message your ex, begging for him to come back, or fire off a nasty-gram and come to your senses within 10 minutes, you can save yourself from drama that sober-you or not-so-fired-up-you didn’t really want.
Facebook has finally unleashed the option to let us remove a message we’ve sent “in error” to someone on Messenger.
It doesn’t just remove it from your side, but the recipients side, as well.
Try it out on the app: Send a message to someone. Once sent, hold the message in question. You’ll see the reactions, but on the bottom, you’ll see “copy,” “forward,” and “remove.”
Try it out on the computer: Send a message to someone. Once sent, click on the three dots next to the message and click “remove.”
As far as I can tell, after 10 minutes, you won’t have this option anymore.
Heads up: it will let the recipient know that you removed a message, which might field some questions, or at least let your ex know you were thinking of them.
Yikes. Could be worse!