Facebook is testing self-destructing messages for Messenger


Sometimes you need to send a message that only needs to be seen for a specific amount of time. SnapChat currently has this ability built into the messaging side of the photo/video sharing services. However, you’d be hard-pressed to find another messaging service that offers this ability. Facebook Messenger could be the next major service getting it.

Disappearing Messages

In the screenshots provided by @iOSAppChanges on Twitter, there is an in-line notification that shows the user that the message will disappear within one minute, with a button to “Change” the preference. Another screenshot shows the various options that users would have to choose from if they wanted to send a disappearing message. Users would be able to set the message to self-destruct after the following amount of time:

  • Never
  • After 1 minute
  • After 15 minutes
  • After 1 hour
  • After 4 hours
  • After 1 day

Disappearing Messages2As you could’ve gathered, these screenshots are for the iOS version of Facebook Messenger, so there’s no news about whether this will be coming to Android. We imagine it would, though, because Facebook is big on feature parity.

One more thing to note is that the iOS version of Facebook Messenger already has this built-in but it seems that Facebook has yet to flip the switch. We’ll see what happens with this feature in the next couple of updates, but this may just be some internal tool that the team at Facebook takes advantage of.

[Phone Arena via Twitter]


You can try the Oculus Rift for yourself at participating Best Buy stores this Saturday

Previous article

Sprint, T-Mobile Galaxy S7/S7 Edge users get much-needed maintenance updates

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Apps