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Good News For Drunk Texters! You Can Now Unsend Messages on Facebook Messenger

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.”

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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!

Tara Madison

Tara, a born entertainer, started shining her light in Connecticut, beginning her radio career in 1991. She's always looked at radio as her opportunity to spread the good word and bring people together. Tara has taken the experiences of her life to different communities in her home state, Pennsylvania, Florida, Indiana, Vermont (including upstate New York and Montreal), South Carolina and now to New Hampshire. An advocate for women, children and those in recovery, Tara is very passionate about working with organizations like the American Heart Association, Go Red For Women, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, March For Babies, The Boys and Girls Club, and domestic violence / crisis centers. Tara is considered an inspiration to many, as a career woman, and a mother. She has been featured in articles about powerful women and enjoys being a motivational speaker for groups of all sizes. Tara is also a National Voice Over Artist and focuses her business recording automated voice mail systems for large nationwide corporations, small locally owned companies, and everything in between. Her primary job though, is as a wife and mother. Tara shares her life with her husband, Douglas. Together, they have 8 children; 7 boys and a little girl. (Yes, she will have trouble dating . . ) A title that she has recently added: Gigi. Tara's oldest son and his fiancee welcomed a baby boy in 2019. Her home is complete with a dog, Edelman, and two cats, Whisky and Tonic.