Facebook To Enable Users To ‘Unsend’ Messages After Zuckerberg Caught Using Feature

Facebook To Enable Users To ‘Unsend’ Messages After Zuckerberg Caught Using Feature
SHARE
THIS



Social media giant Facebook has somewhat been forced to reveal its plans to introduce an ‘unsend’ feature on its Messenger app after CEO Mark Zuckerberg was caught using it.

According to Techcrunch, a number of sources claim messages they’ve received from Zuckerberg no longer appear in their Messenger inbox, but their replies are still visible.

Facebook has admitted to developing an ‘unsend’ feature on Messenger and deleting Zuckerberg’s messages after computer hackers infiltrated Sony Pictures’ internal communications in 2014.

“After Sony Pictures’ emails were hacked in 2014, we made a number of changes to protect our executives’ communications,” a Facebook spokesperson told Techcrunch.

“These included limiting the retention period for Mark’s messages in Messenger. We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages.”

The social media giant has said it’s looking to make the unsend feature available for all Facebookers in the future.

“We will now be making a broader delete message feature available. This may take some time,” a Facebook spokeswoman told Bloomberg.

“Until this feature is ready, we will no longer be deleting any executives’ messages. We should have done this sooner, and we’re sorry that we did not.”

Latest News

Federal Court Finds APN Outdoor/JCDecaux Acquisition “Legally Effective”
  • Media

Federal Court Finds APN Outdoor/JCDecaux Acquisition “Legally Effective”

The Federal Court of Australia has given JCDecaux’s acquisition of APN Outdoor the green light. According to a release from APN Outdoor, the Federal Court of Australia has “approved the scheme of arrangement in relation to the JCDecaux transaction”. It adds: “APN Outdoor confirms that an office copy of the Court orders has been lodged with […]

WPP Scores Panadol’s Global Media Business
  • Advertising
  • Media

WPP Scores Panadol’s Global Media Business

GSK Consumer Healthcare has appointed WPP to support its global Panadol business, following a competitive pitch process. WPP will be responsible for creating integrated creative campaigns and content across advertising, digital, shopper and expert marketing, PR and communications for the global Panadol brand. The work will be delivered by a bespoke team led by CEO […]

Michelle Guthrie (Managing Director, ABC) at Radio Alive 2017
  • Media

Michelle Guthrie To Sue ABC

Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie is taking her ex-employer to court, according to several media sources. As reported in The Australian, Guthrie lodged papers with the Fair Work Commission earlier this week, citing unfair dismissal. Guthrie was fired half-way through her five-year term as managing director of the public broadcaster. The move follows news last week communications […]