if the company has been in the ring for many days, new information has revealed that Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and other social network executives are not receiving their messages removing them from recipients’ inboxes.
Facebook reported to TechCrunch, which received e-mails showing messages that were deleted, that it suppressed “ to protect our executives ‘ communications ” messages after Sony Pictures was hacked in 2014 .
However, since lambdas users do not have the ability to delete messages, and Facebook has not revealed to recipients that it is deleting messages from their inbox, many people view the set as a breach of the trust of users.
Now, as a result of the backlash, Facebook says it will publish for users “ a broader message removal feature ” in the coming months . “ But, it may take a while,” said Facebook in a statement to TechCrunch. “ And until this feature is ready, we will no longer remove messages from leaders, we should have done it earlier – and we’re sorry we did not do it .”
One step forward
Facebook states that it is still working on the details of the message deletion feature, although one option is to have an expiration timer on the messages, removing them after the time defined by the message deletion. sender has expired. Facebook currently offers such a timer in secret conversations, a Messenger feature that encrypts messages and allows users to determine how long messages are visible before they disappear.
But to have those conversations disappear, users must select the “Secret” option in Messenger. The conversations in which Facebook deleted messages sent by Zuckerberg and other executives took place in traditional Messenger mode.
Of course, this intervention comes as the company is already under fire from critics for the Cambridge Analytics data scandal.