Tech-Let’s talk about Unsend, baby…


Today’s tech lesson is actually a refresher for anyone and everyone that uses FB Messenger.

FB Messenger is still one of the ‘go to’ methods used today.

When it was split from the main FB app, it made it even more appealing for those that just wanted to cast off pics of cats and food recipes like DP (dessert porn). Gorgeous dishes, nice cakes, hot pies, and everything in-between.

But with this, people gained the god-mode of ‘unsend’.

Teams, email, all the cool kids have it these days.

Send off a racy photo of an Indy car to the wrong person, you can keelhaul it back. No foul, no damage, yea!

Or so the common misconception by the masses goes…

While you can pull back original message to hell, it will still exist in the locked screen notification or banner notifications. Ya know, those annoying pop-ups at 3am when someone drunk/stoned messages you? This is why you flip your phone facedown.

If it was critical, they would do the double call (call once, hang up, call back in under 15 minutes) and wake you up to save the world.

The other place messages are saved is email. Depending where you created your account, you may or may not still have these options to have all your chat mails you missed sent to your mailbox to wake up and review while you eat your cornflakes and beer.

(Breakfast of Champions!)

‘Unsend’ is a terribly misleading feature on any app or platform.

With FB crossed with Instagram and other services, tripping someone’s flood/threat warning settings just adds to the fun.

I recommend if someone sends you something by mistake, just delete and disregard it.

‘Nuff said. Class dismissed.