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How to edit iPhone messages and revealing edit history


Apple has introduced a long-awaited feature that allows users to edit sent messages on their devices.

The update, part of the latest iOS version enhances the overall user experience.

How It Works: A Step-by-Step Guide

1. Before delving into the world of message editing, ensure that your iPhone is running on the latest iOS version. Go to Settings > General > Software Update to check for and install any available updates.

2. Open the Messages app on your iPhone, where you can find the conversation containing the message you wish to edit.

3. Navigate to the specific message you want to edit within the conversation thread.

4. To initiate the editing feature, long-press the message you want to modify. This action will prompt a menu with various options.

5. From the menu, select the “Edit” option. This will open the message for editing, allowing you to make the necessary changes.

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6. Once in editing mode, correct any errors, revise the text, or add any missing details. After making the desired changes, press “Done” to confirm your edits.

7. The edited message will display a small indicator to notify recipients that the message has been edited. This transparency ensures clear communication and builds trust among users.

Additional Feature: Revealing Edit History

Revealing all edits made to a message is a noteworthy addition to this iOS update. Here’s how users can access the edit history.

1. Open the Messages app and tap on the conversation that contains the message with edits.

2. Scroll through the conversation to locate the message that has been edited.

3. Under the current message, tap the word “Edited.” This action will reveal the previous version or versions of the message.

This feature enhances transparency, allowing all participants in a conversation to track changes made to a message. It promotes accountability and provides a comprehensive view of the communication history within a conversation.