How to Edit and Unsend Text Messages on iPhone with iOS 16

This week, iOS 16 became available for iPhone owners to download — giving them the ability to edit and unsend iMessages.

But before we get into that, warn my readers in the UK and across Europe: Today is the day Amazon raises prices for its Prime membership. Here’s what you want to know.

Also, the Ethereum blockchain completed its long-awaited Merge upgrade earlier this morning, Co-founder Vitalik Buterin said in a tweet on Twitter.

Now, let’s move on to the rest of the news.


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1. It’s here: iPhone users can now edit and unsend their texts. On Monday, Apple’s fall software update, iOS 16, available for download to users. Insider reporter Katie Canales took the feature in a test drive — and she’s convinced it’s one from Apple Best software updates so far.

  • By holding down a text, you’ll have the option to “undo send” or “edit” your message.
  • If you’re texting someone who hasn’t downloaded the update, they’ll get two texts: the original and the edited version. If you cancel sending a message, the recipient may still see the original message on devices that haven’t updated the software.
  • Keep in mind that the new features won’t work if you’re communicating with Android users and green bubbles – adding more fuel to the Ongoing drama between Google and Apple.
  • Overall, though, Katie found it was an exciting new feature in Apple’s toolbox — so much so that she said it might be the coolest thing the company has done in a long time.

Everything you need to know about unsent messages.


In other news:

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2. Netflix has laid off 30 animation studio workers. In an email to employees on Wednesday, the company said it was leaving about 2% of its animation unit. Since the beginning of the year, Netflix has laid off more than 450 employees, as well as 70 animation contractors. More on the latest Netflix discounts. In addition, read the note Send it to the staff.

3. Attached to a package that exploded on the Northeastern campus is a note criticizing Mark Zuckerberg. CNN reported that the package — which was one of two — included a note critical of the Facebook founder, the relationship between academics and the advancement of virtual reality. A university worker was injured. What we know so far.

4. Want pills at the office? Fundraising. according to Ex-Amazon employeeOne of the company’s directors took out the team’s cereal franchise to save money — and asked employees to donate cereal instead. Everything else the employee shared.

5. Start-up founders’ salaries have fallen in light of the market’s decline. New data suggests that founders in locations such as the Bay Area and Los Angeles have recently seen their pay slump, possibly in part due to a challenging venture capital funding environment and macroeconomic uncertainty. How did the downturn affect the founders?

6. Google will have to pay more than $4 billion to the European Union. The tech giant just lost its appeal in its court battle over allegations of Android anti-competitive behaviour. Get the full rundown here.

7. A startup that lets workers get paid because they earn them just raised $10 million in new money. Rosaly, a French prepaid fintech startup, wants to become a platform for employee financial well-being. Take a look at The presentation platform they used to attract investorsexplore A library of successful planned floors.

8. A new chart emerges for tech companies with the most expensive equity compensation. Amazon and Google lead the trend of public tech companies undercutting their shareholders as a compensation strategy to attract talent for their companies, according to an Insider analysis. See where other companies are located.


Possibilities and endings:

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9. Google’s latest product is…potato chips? Ahead of the launch of the new Pixel 7 in Japan, Google has just revived one of its strangest marketing tricks: releasing limited-edition potato chips in flavors like Snow Cheese and Obsidian Pepper. Check out potato chips on Google.

10. A video clip shows a food delivery robot roaming a crime scene. The footage, posted online this week, shows the robot crossing under police tape in Los Angeles to the crime scene. Watching the little bag speed through the scene.


What we are watching today:

  • Amazon is set to Increase the price of its main membership in the UK.
  • NASA will highlight the probe’s exploration of Mars a year and a half after its first landing.
  • 25 years ago, the Google.com domain name was registered.
  • Tokyo Game Show, entertainment and gaming event, kicks off today.

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