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Apple Wants to Bring to iMessage the Possibility to Edit Messages Sent

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With the competition between messaging platforms increasing, Apple has an idea to highlight its proposal. The American company wants to make it possible to edit messages that have already been sent.

This novelty was known after the publication of a new patent submitted by Apple to the USPTO. In this document we have the necessary clues to understand how everything will work.

Editing sent messages will be simple and transparent

How many times have you sent a message to a friend or acquaintance with misspellings. This certainly happened to everyone and now it will no longer be necessary to send a new one just to spell a word correctly.

In such a case, you just need to press and hold the message you want to edit for the option to be shown. From there, you only have to edit what you want and send it back to your contact.

iMessage edition

In order to ensure greater transparency, the edited messages will be classified as such with the recipient. Furthermore, the person will be able to see the content of the original message, so do not think that this could be your salvation for when you send something that you should not have sent.

With the discovery of this patent, we have a clue to one of the possible features of iOS 14. Although the application of this technology is not guaranteed, the best time to do so is with the launch of the new version of the operating system.

iMessage is behind the competition

This service may even be advantageous for those who use an iPhone, but the fact that it is limited to Apple devices is already a limiter of its success. After all, not all of our contacts use an iPhone.

In these cases, it is likely that other similar services that cover more platforms will be used. Options like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger can be used on Android or iOS and this is a point in its favor. Apple is unlikely to extend iMessage to other platforms, but we must recognize that this limits its adoption.

Pooja Kaintura
Pooja Kaintura is Managing Editor at TechGrits. Unconditional fan of technology and culture wants to share the knowledge acquired with everyone.

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