Apple adds new features to iMessage; here’s how to edit or unsend a sent text

Khushi Bali
Khushi Bali July 21, 2022
Updated 2022/07/21 at 4:03 PM

With each new iOS update, the business is expanding its messaging service with a tonne of new capabilities with iOS 16. The capability to edit or unsend text is one of the two new features of iMessage.

It’s noteworthy that Apple only permits editing and unsending of messages for a period of 15 minutes, which is more than enough time to use both capabilities. However, these functions are only available to Apple users on the other end. Therefore, if you have a friend who uses an Android phone, you’re out of luck.

Having said that, here’s how to edit and unsend messages using iMessage with iOS 16.

Steps to edit a text

It’s likely that you have experienced situations when you accidentally sent a message and then had to send a second message to fix the error. Earlier that may include two steps.

Now that iOS 16 is available, you may correct the misspelling right there in the message. How? Read on.

1. Start the Messages app.

2. Pick a conversation to join or start a new one.

3. Type and send your text.

4. Click the text and hold it to see a pop-up menu.

5. Choose Edit.

6. A second chance to type the message will be given to you. any necessary revisions.

7. Choose the blue checkmark

However, it’s important to note that the receiver must also be using iOS 16 for the modifications to appear. However, someone using iOS 15 or older will perceive the modified text as a separate text if you edit a message you’ve already sent to them.

new features to iMessage

In iOS 16, how do you unsend a message?

You might occasionally send out a message to the incorrect group chat. With iOS 16, you can cancel such messages within 15 minutes of sending them, which is useful in these circumstances.

1. Start by launching the Messages app.

2. Choose an ongoing conversation or start a new one

3. Type your text and hit “send.”

4. To display a pop-up menu, select and hold the message.

5. Choose Undo Send.

This will allow the message to disappear. A status message indicating that a message was unsent by the sender will be displayed to the receiver. Anyhow, the new features of iMessage might help a lot of people.

Moreover, iOS 16 brings more surprise for its users- With multi-stop routing, transit card support, iOS 16 brings a bundle of surprises for its users

For more such updates keep reading on

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