Apple Messages adds editing and deleting sent messages in iOS 16

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in iOS edited June 20
Announced on Monday's WWDC keynote address, new to iOS 16 is the ability to edit and delete sent Messages.

Craig Federighi showing iOS 16 Messages
Craig Federighi showing iOS 16 Messages


Apple is adding features to its Messages app that bring it in line with other messaging apps. Users will be able to edit, unsend, recover recently deleted messages, and mark conversations as unread.

These abilities will be available to Apple's own iMessage system, although it's possible this will be available for SMS messages in the future.

Additionally, SharePlay will be available in the app so people can watch content together, such as movies, songs, and share playback controls with one another, all while chatting.

First introduced with iOS 15.1, SharePlay lets Apple customers enjoy experiences together in real time over their devices. Sharing content can be started via the Share Sheet.

The updates allow even more social experiences across more of the software ecosystem.

Read on AppleInsider

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    KBuffettKBuffett Posts: 85member
    I find the reply quoting extremely frustrating on iMessage. Genuinely no need to overcomplicate such a simple feature 
    Alex1N
  • Reply 2 of 7
    BeatsBeats Posts: 3,073member
    iMessage is very nice now. Would still like a subscription version for the knockoffs. Privacy alone should be enough to overtake WhatsApp, I mean Facebook!
  • Reply 3 of 7
    jas99jas99 Posts: 107member
    These features are MAJOR upgrades. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 7
    mcdavemcdave Posts: 1,919member
    So messages has just become the world’s biggest online harassment platform.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    aybaraaybara Posts: 39member
    mcdave said:
    So messages has just become the world’s biggest online harassment platform.
    Exactly. There absolutely needs to be a time limit on how long you can edit/delete/unsend messages. After set time expires, that message can no longer be changed. 
    9secondkox2
  • Reply 6 of 7
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 6,487administrator
    aybara said:
    mcdave said:
    So messages has just become the world’s biggest online harassment platform.
    Exactly. There absolutely needs to be a time limit on how long you can edit/delete/unsend messages. After set time expires, that message can no longer be changed. 
    There is. 15 minutes, at least in the first beta. Article soon.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 7
    wood1208wood1208 Posts: 2,766member
    Some of the listed updates to iMessage app are great. Always wanted for a long time.
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