Your iPhone gets a useful free update that WhatsApp should definitely copy.
APPLE has just released the new iOS 16 update, which brings a messaging improvement that WhatsApp desperately needs.
Apple iPhone users can now download the new iOS 16 update. The latest operating system was officially released earlier this week. The free update includes many new features, including a completely redesigned and customizable lock screen. However, one of the best changes in iOS 16 is for users of the Messages app.
Apple has introduced the ability to edit a text sent to a contact to correct typos, add words or insert additional emojis. Once an iMessage is sent, there are 15 minutes to make corrections.
In the interest of transparency, when changes are made, the recipient will see a small message indicating that the original message has been changed. This handy update will come in handy, and here’s how to use it.
HOW TO EDIT A MESSAGE IN iOS 16.
- Once you’ve sent an iMessage, it’s easy to edit it in iOS 16. Simply tap and hold on the original message and a pop-up menu will appear.
- In this window, you should see an edit option.
- Press the Edit button to make the message active again and make changes.
- When you are satisfied, simply press the blue check mark.
NOTE: You only have 15 minutes to make changes once the original text has been sent.
In addition to the ability to edit messages, Apple has also built in the ability to completely undo things with the undo send option. This restores the original text so that it cannot be read or viewed on the recipient’s device.
This is a good update from Apple and the editing feature is something WhatsApp should copy.
Earlier this year, it was reported that the Meta chat app was working on an update that would allow its millions of users to edit messages, but since then there has been no news of an official release.
If you want to try iOS 16 and haven’t downloaded it yet, here’s how to install the operating system on your iPhone.
Once iOS 16 is officially available, you can find it in Settings > General > Software Update > Update to iOS 16.
If your iPhone says it’s up to date and doesn’t show an option to update to iOS 16, your device hasn’t received this new operating system from Apple yet. Stay tuned and it should appear a little after 6pm.
Keep in mind that iOS 16 is a big file. So make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi and have enough storage space on your device before you try to install it.