Editing and unsending text messages

Apple iPhone 8 on iOS 16.0.0

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You can edit and unsend text messages within a short time frame after you've sent them.

  1. Note: You can edit or unsend messages for 15 minutes after they were sent. (Messages will only be deleted on a recipient's device if they are also using iOS 16.)

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  2. Step 1/5

    Touch and hold the newly sent message.

    The indicator is in the top right.
  3. Step 2/5

    To undo your message, tap Undo Send.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  4. Step 3/5

    To edit your sent message, tap Edit.

    The indicator is in the center.
  5. Step 4/5

    Compose your message and tap the Send icon.

    The indicator is in the top right.
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    Step 5 of 5:

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