How to Edit iMessages in iOS 16

How to Edit iMessages in iOS 16

How to Edit iMessages in iOS 16The iOS 16 update brings several improvements to the Messages app. One of them is the ability to edit iMessages on iPhone after they’ve been sent. Below we describe the function and its limitations.

The Messages app in iOS 16 has several new features. The top three are the ability to edit iMessages, unsend messages, and mark messages as unread.

We’ll walk you through how editing iMessages on iPhone works below.

How to Edit iMessages in iOS 16

Recall that so far only the beta version of iOS 16 for developers is available. The public beta of iOS 16 will be released in July.

  1. On an iPhone with iOS 16, open the Messages app.
  2. In the desired chat, find the message you want to edit.
  3. Hold down the message.
  4. Select the “Change” option.
  5. Make your changes to the messages and click the blue checkmark.
  6. You can edit and unsend messages within 15 minutes after sending.

Here’s what editing iMessages looks like in iOS 16:

edit imessages iphone
edit imessages iphone

After clicking the edit option, click on the text and make your changes, and then click the checkmark on the right.

After editing a message, a note will appear next to it indicating that it has been edited.


When using the unsend message feature in iOS 16, a notification appears stating that users with older versions of the system will still see the message.

When editing messages, such a notification does not appear, but the restriction is also relevant for this function. If you send a message to someone with iOS 15, they won’t see the edited message, only the original.

In addition, messages can only be edited for 15 minutes after they have been sent. You can do this several times.


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