Facebook Messenger will let you unsend messages – but you’ll have to be quick

We’ve all been there – you’ve fired off a message on Facebook Messenger, only to find that you’ve sent it to the wrong person.

But the days of having to apologise for the error are finally a thing of the past, thanks to Messenger’s latest feature.

The messaging app will soon let you unsend message – but only if you’re quick.

While WhatsApp’s unsend feature gives you an hour to delete a message, Messenger gives you just 10 minutes.

The new feature was spotted by Matt Navarra, listed in the release notes for version 191.0 of Messenger for iOS.

The notes said: “Coming soon: Remove a message from a chat thread after it’s been sent.

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“If you accidentally send the wrong photo, incorrect information or message the wrong thread, you can easily correct it by removing the message within ten minutes of sending it.”

It’s unclear when this version of Messenger will be released.

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