Within a few months, Apple will allow you to take back messages you didn't want to send. With iOS 16, Messages gains an 'undo send' feature, the ability to edit chats that you've already sent, and the ability to mark threads as unread.
The new message-recalling and editing features will only apply to 'recently sent' chats, and changes can be made within a 15-minute window.
When a message is edited or unsent, everyone in the thread will see an indication. For a period of up to 30 days, users can also recover deleted messages from Apple.
Additionally, the company will upgrade dictation with the ability to automatically add punctuation to longer messages, as well as dictate emoji characters.
The keyboard and QuickType suggestions can be used simultaneously while using dictation, so that specific messages can be tweaked easily.
Apple is also enhancing the sharing features introduced in iOS 15 last year. SharePlay is now available in Messages.
Allowing friends to watch videos and listen to music together while chatting. Previously, SharePlay could only be used for FaceTime calls.
Other iOS 16 features will also be available to messages. Users will be able to drag and drop portions of images directly into message threads with 'visual lookup.'
Families using Family Sharing will also be able to approve or deny requests for more screen time from their children directly in Messages.
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