How to Edit or Unsend an iMessage in iOS 16

Samar Haddad / The Edge

We’ve all done it: we texted and then immediately regretted it. Whether it’s a text to your parents with a misspelling they’ll never let you forget, a message with a bad word (“I don’t want to come to the party!” instead of ” I want to come to the party!”), or a sudden realization that you’ve just sent your message to the wrong person – it can be embarrassing at best and disastrous at worst.

While messaging apps like Signal, WhatsApp, and Viber all have a version of “delete for everyone”, until now you couldn’t do anything about it on iMessage except to follow it up with an “I don’t. didn’t mean that!” message.

In iOS 16, Apple introduced a feature to its iMessage chat app that lets you unsend…

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