iOS 16: Apple adds the ability to undo send, mark unread and edit sent iMessages
Apple has unveiled iOS 16, bringing three major improvements to iMessage including the ability to undo sent messages, mark messages and conversations as unread, and edit sent messages.
Users have long-awaited the ability to make iMessages unread and undo send messages, bringing iMessage on par with services such as WhatsApp. Additionally, Apple is improving SharePlay – the screen sharing feature introduced last year with iOS 15, making it possible to enjoy synced content like movies or songs and shared playback controls all while chatting in Messages.
With iOS 16, if a user notices a spelling mistake after sending an iMessage, they will be able to edit the message within the Messages thread. If they wish to mark a conversation as unopened to read later, they will be able to do so through the Messages app, and if they send a message by mistake, they will be able to delete it from the conversation for all recipients.
Apple says users can edit or recall 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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