How to unsend an iMessage with iOS 16 on iPhone

A feature iPhone users have been asking for ages has finally arrived with the recent release of iOS 16, the ability to unsend an iMessage. This is especially helpful if you accidentally text the wrong person, convey misinformation, etc.

Although this functionality notifies the recipient that you have deleted a message, it can save you a ton of embarrassment down the line. Particularly for users who type and send a message before they think. Keep on reading to learn how to unsend an iMessage with iOS 16 in a few simple steps.

How to unsend an iMessage with iOS 16 on iPhone

Learn how to unsend an iMessage with iOS 16 on iPhone

Before you attempt to unsend an iMessage, make sure that your iPhone is running iOS 16. Learn how to install the latest software update here if you have not done so already.

  1. Launch the Messages app from the app dock at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Type and send out a message.
  3. Hold down on the message.
  4. Press Undo Send. how to unsend an iMessage with iOS 16 on iPhone
  5. The recipient will be notified that you have unsent a message.
    how to unsend an iMessage with iOS 16 on iPhone

There are a couple of things to note here. First, this feature will only work between Apple devices. So, if the recipient does not have a device with iMessage, you will not be able to unsend an iMessage.

Furthermore, if you wish to unsend an iMessage, you have to act quickly since the time limit to unsend a message is just two minutes. After those two minutes are up, you will not be able to delete the message but you will still be able to edit it. Learn how to edit an iMessage with iOS 16 here.

We hope this guide helped you learn how to unsend an iMessage with iOS 16 on iPhone. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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