Technology Facebook plans to allow everyone to ‘unsend’ messages

01:14  10 april  2018
01:14  10 april  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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Facebook is obsequiously assuring everyone that it will be responsible with users' data and transparent with how it's shared. Facebook hasn't finalized how the ' unsend ' feature will work, according to TechCrunch.

Until the Unsend feature is released for everyone , Facebook says it won’t unsend or retract any more of Zuckerberg’s messages . Update: A Facebook spokesperson issued this statement apologizing for not offering Unsend to everyone sooner and explaining its plans

Mark Zuckerberg wearing a black shirt© Provided by Engadget Facebook is obsequiously assuring everyone that it will be responsible with users' data and transparent with how it's shared. But evidence emerged yesterday that the company has been quietly deleting old messages Mark Zuckerberg and other executives have sent from recipients' inboxes. Facebook fessed up to TechCrunch that they'd been doing so for awhile. Now the company is promising to extend the feature to users in the coming months -- but until it's widely released, any messages from Zuckerberg et al won't be wiped away.

Facebook hasn't finalized how the 'unsend' feature will work, according to TechCrunch. One possible solution will be a timer set by the sender, and once it runs out, the message will vanish from both inboxes (this is similar to how Zuckerberg's messages were retracted). But the company isn't certain if they'll use this method or a different one, or even if recipients will be notified when a message is 'unsent.' Regardless, the feature should arrive in the coming months.

Facebook maintained that it was within its legal rights to preserve messages when deleting messages from senior staff, which it started doing in the wake of the 2014 Sony hack to avoid future leaks of correspondence. It's unclear how long the company was deleting messages -- just that they admitted to the course of action only after being confronted with evidence.

Quebec Mom With Same Name As Murder Suspect Forced To Set Record Straight .
A beauty product consultant from the Quebec City region has found herself swept up in a family drama. Audrey Gagnon, a Mary Kay sales representative, used her Facebook page Wednesday evening to try to dissociate herself from a woman arrested over the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Rosalie Gagnon. Gagnon not only shares the same name as the suspect, Audrey Gagnon's daughter is also named Rosalyne, which added to the confusion. Contacted by HuffPost Quebec, Gagnon confirmed she had received messages from distant acquaintances, as well as Facebook friend requests from strangers. Her Facebook page was also mistakenly identified in several publications as the one belonging to the accused. The businesswoman said she has not received any threats. "People realized quite quickly that it was not me." Also On HuffPost: This article originally appeared on AMP: HuffPost Canada at https://www.huffingtonpost.

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