On Friday, TechCrunch revealed that Facebook has been quietly deleting old messages on Messenger by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other top Facebook executives and that feature not available to anyone else.
The company is now saying that the ability to retract messages will soon be available to all Messenger users in several months. Facebook says Zuckerberg and other executives won’t use it until everyone else can, too.
Facebook says the policy came about as a result of the Sony Pictures’ hack in 2014 and was designed to protect the communications of its top-dogs.
Messenger currently offers a Secret Conversation mode where users can set a timer on when messages will self-destruct, but all parties within that conversation are notified when their thread will expire.