You can now edit and unsend your dusty messages with the new iPhone update

Right Here Right Now 07/06/2022

We’ve all experienced the mad regret of pressing send way too early or absolutely regretting every word we sent on a night out. 

Well, now you don't need to send the follow up "sorry that was my mate" message, because Apple is saving our asses with the new iOS 16 update.

There are two new features being added to the Messages app that will give you more control.

With the new update you'll be able to edit and unsend texts sent through the Messages app but you better be quick because, there is a time limit of 15 minutes!

You will be able to edit messages,  to fix niggly typos or add on to your texts as needed. You'll also be able to "unsend" messages, which will be deleted from the chat for good.

How good?!

But there’s a catch… These features are exclusive to messages sent through iMessage, designated by their blue background.

The feature will not work at all with "green bubble" SMS messaging, meaning the message will remain as-is when first sent.

Apple also notes that older versions of iOS will not respond to unsend requests. In those cases, recipients on older versions of the OS will be able to see messages even if they are deleted on the sender's end.

Hold up. I'm turning on iMessage as we speak!