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There’s a time limit for unsending texts on iOS 16 — here’s when the option disappears

Granting iPhone users the ability to unsend and edit texts on iOS 16 is one of the most exciting highlights of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday. Many Apple fans rejoiced over finally being able to recall and tweak typo-ridden texts (or embarrassing, late-night confessions) on Messages.

However, there is a caveat. The option to unsend and edit texts won’t be accessible for too long. Apple implemented a grace period. After that timed window is up, users will no longer have the ability to retract nor alter texts.

The unsend and edit text options are fleeting

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