Apr 6, 2018 - Technology

Facebook: Soon everyone can "unsend" messages like Zuck did

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Facebook plans to let all Messenger users "unsend" messages, after TechCrunch reported the company had reached into users' inboxes to delete old messages from Mark Zuckerberg.

Why it matters: You don't imagine the operator of your messaging service is messing with your private messages, even when they come from its CEO.

What they're saying:

Now Facebook says Zuckerberg was using a long-discussed "unsend" feature that it plans to roll out to all users in the future.

Our thought bubble: As Axios chief technology correspondent Ina Fried puts it, this looks like a case of "we got our hands caught in the cookie jar—so cookies for everyone!"

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