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iMessage in iOS 16 gets message edit feature, now more powerful than WhatsApp



New update in Apple's iOS


  • Apple’s latest iOS 16 allows iMessage users to unsend or edit messages.
  • WhatsApp doesn’t offer an edit message feature to its users.
  • The implementation of the edit feature in iMessage is pretty similar to Instagram DMs.

iOS 16 update – what’s new

iOS 16 is also bringing ‘Photo Shuffle’ mode that will allow users to switch their lock screen. Additionally, a new wallpaper feature will let users select dynamic wallpapers that can change based on time and live weather conditions.

You can now edit iMessages

iMessages that are edited after the fact are denoted by an ‘Edited’ subtitle next to their delivery status, so the recipient knows the message has been changed. A message can be recalled or edited for up to fifteen minutes are it has been sent.

iMessage is also integrating SharePlay directly, so you don’t need to launch a FaceTime call to share an activity like watching a movie together.

Apple is also updating its Dictation features to help compose messages with your voice. You can now dictate and edit text with your finger simultaneously, useful for quick corrections.

These new iMessage features will arrive as part of iOS 16 this fall. Presumably, all participants in the iMessage thread will need to be running iOS 16 in order to take advantage of the new features.

Apple is also making changes to Messages. Users will be able to edit any message they have sent. You can recall messages as well. The users will also be able to mark messages unread.

SharePlay will allow users to sync apps for two users to share an experience together. Users will be able to use SharePlay while on FaceTime.

iOS 16 now supports new Dictation methods to switch between voice and touch. Dictation also automatically adds punctuation marks.

iOS 16 has also introduced Live Text for videos. It will support the camera view to translate live on the move. There’s also a Google Lens-like feature that takes photo detection a step further by allowing users to select subjects crop them and then move them to something like messages or WhatsApp.

Apple Maps is getting new features with more 3D details to make traveling more fun. You will be able to set 16 stops on the Apple. You can also use Siri to add stops. The look around feature will allow users to higher resolution images on Apple Maps to provide a more immersive experience.

Apple iCloud Shared Photo Library will allow users to share an iCloud album with others using shared libraries. You can also select automatic sharing which will use face recognition to share images in the shared library automatically.

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