Earlier today, Apple kicked off WWDC 2022 with its customary keynote.
The company announced iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and macOS Ventura. It also unveiled the redesigned MacBook Air and M2 processor, which it is bringing to the new Air as well as the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
One of the major upgrades in iOS 16 came to the Messages app. For iMessages, users can now “edit or recall recently sent messages, recover recently deleted messages, and mark conversations as unread.”
Users can edit or recall recently sent messages, recover recently deleted messages, and mark conversations as unread so they can come back to them later. In addition, SharePlay is coming to Messages, making it possible to enjoy synced content like movies or songs and shared playback controls all while chatting in Messages.
The new feature will allow you to edit an iMessage if you make a typo and want to correct it. Once saved, the Messages app will show that the message has been edited.
Editing a message has been a request from users for years, and not just for Messages. Twitter has, for years, pushed back against the idea of allowing users to edit a tweet. Elon Musk, who is in the process of purchasing the company, has pushed to allow this feature.
Twitter has actually recently said it is working on the feature, but it looks like it’s a race to see who gets there first. We all know that iOS 16 will likely launch with iPhone 14 in September, so Elon and Twitter have until then to try and get the feature launched.
Otherwise, Apple will beat Twitter to adding the edit button.