Apple opened WWDC 2022 today with its usual keynote.
The company announced this iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16 and macOS Ventura. It also revealed the redesigned MacBook Air and M2 processor, which it brings to both the new Air and 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 view recently sent messages, recover recently deleted messages, and mark conversations as unread.”
Users can edit or retrieve recently sent messages, recover recently deleted messages, and mark conversations as unread so they can come back to them later. In addition, SharePlay comes to Messages and allows you to enjoy synced content like movies or songs and shared playback controls while chatting in Messages.
The new feature lets you edit an iMessage if you make a typo and want to correct it. After saving, 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. For years, Twitter has resisted the idea of allowing users to edit a tweet. Elon Musk, who is in the process of buying the company, has pushed for the feature to be allowed.
Twitter recently said it was 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 the iPhone 14 in September, so Elon and Twitter will have to try and launch the feature by then.
Otherwise, Apple Twitter will beat when adding the “Edit” button.