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Facebook Messenger has become a very popular instant messaging application, reaching 700 million users, despite the fact that we are loyal to WhatsApp in Spain. Well, now it seems that Facebook Messenger will allow you to send messages that self-destruct, that is, they are permanently deleted after a certain period.
The truth is that Facebook has greatly enhanced its Messenger thanks to the integration of a personal assistant within it. Now Facebook imitates the system of ephemeral messages, the most popular feature of Snapchat, an app that is said to have wanted to buy at the time. In any case, the possibility of messages being deleted at a specific time has already been implemented in rivals such as LINE or Telegram.
Well, it seems that Facebook Messenger is testing self-destructing messages among French users of its mobile app Spain was the first on receiving the new Facebook reactions, and France is up with this new functionality, which is likely to be rolled out to more countries if it is well received.
Messages with an hour to live
French users of the mobile app may see an hourglass icon in the chat window. If you press it, your messages will self-destruct one hour after being sent, with no possibility of recovering them. At any time it is possible to press this icon again to return to normal mode.
Facebook has confirmed that it is working on this experiment, but declined to indicate anything about the future of the functionality. Of course, would be well received by users But it is a feature that WhatsApp does not yet have. Given that WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, it's strange that they put more effort into Messenger, but that's the way it is.
What do you think about Facebook Messenger allowing messages to self-destruct? Is this a useful feature, or do you not think you would use it much?