Apple announced a whole range of interesting innovations at its in-house developer conference WWDC. Traditionally, the changes and newest functions for Apple’s operating systems are among the most exciting, and in turn those for iOS and iPhones in particular.
The latest iteration of the iPhone operating system is called iOS 16
iMessagea change that Whatsapp users have been waiting for since the service was launched in 2009.
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Delete or change messages completely
With iOS 16 you can send messages in iMessage in the future Delete completely and without residue, or edit later and thus, if necessary, soften text passages written in affect. Many a relationship could probably still exist if Whatsapp also included this function long ago.
Wait, now many will say:
You can delete messages in Whatsapp!
This message has been deletedin chat history. Anyone who has ever dealt with the subject of communication, or rather non-verbal communication, knows how problematic it is.
In Whatsapp, the time window for deletion on the devices of all chat participants is one hour. You have to be faster with iMessage: you have 15 minutes after sending to completely remove the message. However, making changes seems to be possible for longer. Incidentally, WhatsApp will soon be able to edit messages later – but it is still unclear when exactly.
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unread to mark
But there is another function that makes your life with iMessage easier when in doubt: Messages that have already been read can be saved with iOS 16 as
unread be marked. So if you don’t want your chat partner to know that you’ve already read a message, you can simply withdraw the read receipt.
However, this function can also be viewed critically, after all, you can also be affected by it yourself if you want to know whether the other person has already read your message or not.
What do you think of the new features for iMessage? Role model for Whatsapp or even bad for communication? Write it to us in the comments!