Facebook is testing a new feature which lets users post self-destructing messages which disappear after a set period of time. The feature is being trialled with a limited number of users, some of whom spotted it on their iOS apps earlier this week.
After the next web technology site contacted Facebook, the social network said: "We're running a small pilot of a feature on Facebook for iOS that lets people schedule deletion of their posts in advance." Facebook is letting users opt to show their posted message for a period of between one hour to seven days, after which it disappears from public view. After that, Facebook's servers take up to 90 days to delete the data from offline backups and logs.