Edit and Unsend: How to use the new iMessage features on iOS 16

Varsha Vats
Varsha VatsSep 14, 2022 | 13:52

Edit and Unsend: How to use the new iMessage features on iOS 16

Now you can edit messages on iMessage. Photo: Pexels

iOS 16 just came in and the new operating system has changed what your iPhone lockscreen looks like. Along with that, iMessage has also changed, and brought along with it its own share of problems.

The all-new iOS 16 lets users delete, edit and do a lot more on iMessage, but with new features, there are a lot of doubts as well. Here's a guide to help you navigate the new iMessage with ease.


Before that, take a look at the new iMessage features:

The edit button:

iPhone users just got lucky here. But there is a catch. You will get only 15 minutes to fix those autocorrect failures. You can also edit a single message up to 5 times.

How to edit:

  • Press and hold the message you want to edit
  • A menu will appear from which you need to choose edit
  • Edit the message and you are done
  • After sending the message, the status will say, “Delivered, Edited”

How to unsend an iMessage:

Just like you edit a message, you can unsend one too.

The undo send button works for up to two minutes after hitting send.

But first: 

The first and foremost thing that you need to ensure for these features to work uninterrupted is that: both the users have iOS 16.

If one of the users has iOS 16 and that user unsends a message, the other person will still see the message if they are using an older version of iOS.

Therefore, before you land in an embarrassing situation, make sure that both you and the person you're sending the message to, are on the latest iOS 16.


The same story goes for the edit button.

These two features are a hit with iPhone users, but people want more. Just like this one:

Last updated: September 14, 2022 | 13:52
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