According to 9gag a Twitter user spotted that the feature is listed as “coming soon” in the release notes for version 191.0 of Messenger’s iOS client.
The note states that users will be able to remove a message within 10 minutes of sending it “if you accidentally send the wrong photo, incorrect information or message the wrong thread.”
Similar features already exist on other apps that Facebook owns: WhatsApp users were given the ability last year to delete messages for up to an hour after they’re initially sent, and Instagram has let you “unsend” messages ever since direct messaging was first added to the platform in 2013.
Messenger’s “unsend” functionality has been on the cards since April, after Facebook admitted that it had been quietly deleting messages sent by its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The functionality was first spotted in October during testing.