Take the 2-minute tour ×
Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

If I delete a message I sent to another Facebook user, will it also be deleted from that other user's message inbox?

The Facebook messaging system, as far as I can tell, doesn't have a "draft" and a "trash" section, and doesn't use the term "email". The Facebook messaging system is akin to IM chat.

I understand that email works differently than Facebook's messaging system but don't know if deleting from my end will also delete from the recipient's inbox.

share|improve this question
    
No, every account has its own memory storage location on the server. –  krishna May 2 '12 at 10:27
add comment

1 Answer

No. Each message is transacted with a unique email ID. The inbox for each user is independent of messages. i.e., the message you send is not linked and stored internally with the inbox of the receiver.

Each mail transaction like draft, inbox and trash act independently with regards to the email user. Hence, manipulating any message will only reflect your email.

At least no major service provides allow such cross deletion.

Any messaging system doesn't allow you to delete item from another's inbox by deleting your own. Gmail will treat a message as a thread. So if you have a message in the inbox and also have stored it in a particular label, deletion of that message from the inbox leads to deletion from label.

However, it does not remove from your friend's Facebook inbox, it's that simple.

share|improve this answer
    
Any messaging system, dosen't allow to delete others inbox by deleting ur own!. Gmail will treat a message as a thread. so if u have a message in inbox and also u have stored in a particular label, deletion of that msg from inbox leads to deletion from label also. However, it does not remove from ur friends inbox even in FB, its that simple :) –  sree May 2 '12 at 13:32
    
(Sorry, I deleted my previous comment as I wanted to edit it after the 5 min. limit.) Are you talking about Facebook (which is what I asked about in the question)? The Facebook messaging system, AFAIK, doesn't have a 'draft' and a 'trash' section, and doesn't use the term 'email'. The Facebook messaging system is akin to IM chat. I understand that email works differently than Facebook's messaging system. –  galacticninja May 2 '12 at 13:34
add comment

protected by Community May 11 '13 at 20:46

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality answers, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site.

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.