Quoted from 9to5Mac (28/7), iOS 16 will introduce the ability to edit and unsend iMessages for the first time. However, this ability is said to come with certain limitations.
The hint about limits on the ability to edit messages in iMessage was seen after the release of iOS 16 beta 4. With this final beta, Apple has further tightened the restrictions on the ability to edit messages in the iPhone’s messaging app.
Through the iOS 16 beta 4 version, users can only edit and delete messages in iMessage five times. Then, after reaching the maximum editing limit, the edit option on this messaging app will disappear from the menu.
Furthermore, any edits to the message will be logged and visible to the sender and recipient of the iMessage. This means that each recipient of the message will be able to see all the edits made by the user.
Additionally, iOS 16 beta 4 also reduces the amount of time users have to cancel sending iMessages. In previous versions of iOS 16 beta, users were given up to 15 minutes to unsend messages.
However, in this final beta, that time is significantly reduced to two minutes. Meanwhile, for editing messages, users are still given up to 15 minutes.
The changes appear to be coming from the company in response to concerns some iPhone users have over the editing capabilities of the iMessage app. Unfortunately, until now Apple has not provided direct information regarding this editing update.