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Shoot the Messenger

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Description from extension meta

This extension sequentially unsends all messenges in a messenger chain.

Image from store Shoot the Messenger
Description from store (Buy my gf a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/theahura -- I don't drink the stuff but she loves it) If you're like me, you've been on FB Messenger for over a decade. And if you're like me, you care about privacy. I wrote this extension to clean up my digital footprint. Unlike other extensions, which only hide the messages from the user's inbox, Shoot the Messenger will remove messages from the RECEIVER'S inbox as well. It's simple: you open a messenger thread on a desktop, press 'remove messages', and go get a coffee. While you're gone, the extension will scroll up through your messenger thread and automatically unsend every message. Unsending a message means that anyone in the thread will see 'X has unsent a message' instead of the original text of the message. Technical details: this extension doesn't send any information to any servers, or try to reverse-engineer Facebook's messenger API. Instead, it simply simulates mouse clicks on the UI as if a user was pressing buttons. The code can be found here: https://github.com/theahura/shoot-the-messenger/ I'll be posting updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theahura_

Latest reviews

  • (2023-02-14) 이검: on this current day i dont think it works, i'll wait plz check it sir
  • (2023-01-27) Hoàng REG: it works smoothly - it still running tks nice tool
  • (2022-11-10) Frank A (SOM-Silence4all): does NOT work !
  • (2022-11-09) Arda Boran Topatan: Doesn't work
  • (2022-10-05) Isaiah N: Not currently working, saw the github comments, seemed to work yesterday? will check back periodically, saw you were busy
  • (2022-08-30) rawr rawr: Not working ERROR: something went wrong. Failed to complete removal. Skipping row: could not find the row attribute. main.js:145 Found hidden menu holders: [] main.js:196 Removed all holders. main.js:232 No scroller or load buttons, but we didnt hit the top. Failing. main.js:365 Failed to complete removal. PS: it is now working after
  • (2022-08-28) hack root: Not working
  • (2022-08-27) Sorin - Ionvt: Nop! Is not working, i get an error in extension Uncaught (in promise) TypeError: Cannot read properties of null (reading 'scrollTop') 69 while (el.scrollTop === 0) { I tried from google store and with depeloper mode, nothing happens
  • (2022-08-26) Adit: I can't get it working. I tried both method, 1. installing extension from chrome web store 2. loading unpacked extension in developer option However nothing happens when i run the extension on messenger. Please someone help me if possible !
  • (2022-08-21) Sarah A: Love! This is a great extension and has been really helpful, thank you! Lately though I cant get it to work. Did something change?
  • (2022-08-02) Anabil Debnath: This was realllyyyyy helpful.
  • (2022-07-01) Hassan Tariq: Works very slow. And doesn't remove some messages in an entire chat chain. But Hey, Good Enough.
  • (2022-06-06) Coder Hero: Why doesn't it work? Can you help me? did work it a few months ago but now what happened?
  • (2022-04-29) BonerTastic: Been looking for an extension like this. Fantastic Job🙌
  • (2022-04-25) MAY ANN COMPOC: very helpful!
  • (2022-04-16) Corpuscule Corpuscule: Error !!!!
  • (2022-03-13) anonymous_user: Fantastic app, may take a while but there's nothing else out there like it. I hope you continue working on it and improving it. Once again great job and thank you for adding this incredibly important personal privacy and security feature to our devices.
  • (2022-02-20) Lê Trung Kiên: ERROR: something went wrong. Failed to complete removal.
  • (2022-01-21) Aly: error, it didn't work. any tips? im using pc
  • (2021-11-30) Ahmed Ashraf: it is nice but i guess after a limit it starts to remove the massages only for me
  • (2021-10-29) Markus: The version from here didn't worked, I clicked the button to start and it didn't worked, though everything was fine, but the version from github (built from source, with dev option + load unpacked) worked wonderfully! It even "double checks" every message (unsending them, then deleting them/unsending again and again if it didn't unsent at first), it loads more messages automatically and does everything on its own, perfect 5/5 Loved it.
  • (2021-09-29) Péter Szalai: Works, thank you. Is it possible to delete only the messages that I have sent?
  • (2021-09-09) Le'Onto P: Works really well! BUT is there a way to make it unsend messages without also deleting everything else? This is a concern because I have noticed how the plugin sometimes jumps over some messages without unsending them, and then deletes them, which makes it impossible to unsend them manually after the script has run. Any ideas? :)
  • (2021-08-14) Kimon Stavrou: Although it seemed to work fine, after a few hours of working (I had many messages to delete), it keeps asking me if I really want to delete the messages (the very first warning after you click the add-on). Am I doing anything wrong or Facebook just changed its UI? Anyway the idea seems great, if it works it will save a lot of time.
  • (2021-08-14) Catherine Bell: works, but it's soooo slow. unless i'm doing something wrong?
  • (2021-07-09) Ali Sayed: What a life saver! Love it.
  • (2021-07-08) Pranto kumar Sarker: This thing is so cool. I really want to thank the dev for creating such an extension, This is the exact thing what I needed. BTW if you want to use this thing, just login on 'https://www.messenger.com/' here. It won't work on Facebook website. If the dev is reading my review, I would recommend you to add such features like- 1) The extension will just unsent the sent message(Won't remove the reply) 2) This extension will remove messages from specific time period (Like it will remove the messages from 2/3/2018 to 3/4/2020. 3) It will remove only the messages containing specific words. That's it (I've found a bug that, the extension can not remove stickers and like. Also, it kind of stop working after 1/2h,please fix it) Thanks in advance. Take love ❤
  • (2021-06-19) Jason Shuler: The current version in the store didn't work for me, but the version from GitHub works. It's wonky no doubt. It's buggy. Very buggy... but it works, and it does something wonderful! Just don't let your computer sleep or screen turn off, don't touch it and when it completes the conversation in question uninstall before doing anything else (it doesn't stop unsending...) The dev deserves mad props for this. Thanks!!
  • (2021-06-18) Iotemon: The message box goes out of bounds of the browser, and draws on top of it, making it literally unresponsive. I had to close chrome from task manager several times. Terrible user experience.
  • (2021-06-08) Allee Allee: this works perfectly thanks a lot you are my hero you literally saving days for me i can't thank you enough thanks from all of my heart from Algeria i wish you all the best. Notes to make this work: 1st_ you must log in to messenger . com website instead of Facebook . com 2nd_ when you press remove messages the extension shows a text box you must hit enter because it's hidden in the far corner if you don't hit enter the extension won't work just like that and it will delete everything after unsending it i tested it and it works amazingly
  • (2021-05-31) pɹɐzıʍ ʇɐıdʎɹd: Please fix this, because it didn't work
  • (2021-04-20) Bujna Péter: Does not work at all...


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3.6 (33 votes)
Last update / version
2023-02-14 / 5.6.0
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