How to delete a photo permanently in group chat, where I'm not the owner of the group chat. If I was an Admin of this group chat can I delete that photo permanently?

My friend sent photo of mine to group chat. After a few people saw it I told him to delete that photo, but when he deleted the photo in group chat I still see it. If he deleted photo in group chat before everyone saw it will the people who didn't see it still see that photo? When he deleted the photo 6 people saw it, but the rest didn't see yet. Will they be able to see it when they open it?

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When a message is sent through Facebook and delivered it cannot be taken back. Once it reaches the recipient(s) it is there until they remove it from their message log.

  • SO, that's mean we can't delete it permanently. they're still see.and there is now way to make it disappear ,right?
    – Amy
    Jan 18, 2017 at 18:48
  • It is "gone" once everyone removes it from their individual message logs.
    – STowslee
    Jan 18, 2017 at 18:50

Once a message sent, you can not unsend it nor can you delete any message from recipient's inbox.

From Facebook Help Centre:

No, sent messages can't be unsent or removed from the person's inbox. Depending on the person's notification settings, they may also receive your message as an email notification.

Here is a way you can give try:
Ask your friend to mark that picture as spam from his/her sent message. After marking spam or abusive that messages will not be readable to recipient(s).

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