iOS 16 Introduces Ability to Edit or Unsend iMessages

Apple today announced that the Messages app on iOS 16 has been significantly enhanced with several new features.

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Most notably, iOS 16 introduces the ability to edit or unsend recently sent iMessages, as well as mark iMessage conversations as unread after opening them. These features will bring iMessage more in line with third-party messaging services like WhatsApp and Telegram.

To edit or unsend a message, users simply need to tap and hold on a bubble and select the option. Apple says users can edit or unsend a message for up to 15 minutes after sending it, or recover recently deleted messages for up to 30 days after deletion.

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Apple also announced that SharePlay is coming directly to the Messages app. This functionality will allow SharePlay to be initiated in the Messages app, allowing you to watch a TV show or movie while you are messaging a friend, for example.

iOS 16 will be publicly released in the fall. The first beta was seeded to developers today, and a public beta will follow in July.

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Top Rated Comments

ghostface147 Avatar
27 months ago
Well now that's interesting. Is there a time limit on editing? If not, you can easily say see...I never said that!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dylanthomas Avatar
27 months ago
Still no RCS...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shreducator Avatar
27 months ago
For when you have second thoughts about sending that dick pic.
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MacFan782040 Avatar
27 months ago
OMG please just give us a way to archive messages. I don't need a WORK message at the top of my list, but I also don't want to delete it! WTF, such a simple request!!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghostface147 Avatar
27 months ago

For when you have second thoughts about sending that dick pic.
Or, like a someone I know did, sent a pic of herself in the bathtub to the wrong person.
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1800AirTAG Avatar
27 months ago
FINALLY! That is all.
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