Apple iMessage better than WhatsApp now? Check out the massive change

    Apple has announced iOS 16 for iPhone users which will make their iMessage experience better than even WhatsApp.

    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:54 IST
    Apple iMessage has several new features and tools to make your messaging app even better than WhatsApp. (REUTERS)
    Apple iMessage has several new features and tools to make your messaging app even better than WhatsApp. (REUTERS)

    Apple recently introduced its new software version, iOS 16, during the WWDC 2022 event just days ago and, as far as iPhone users are concerned, their experience just got better and more engaging. However, do note that the softawre has been launched, but it will roll out to users later in the Fall. The Apple keynote event provided a look at the features and upgrades that are coming such as Lock Screen customisation, focus mode, parental controls, health features, Apple Pay Later more. One of the most exciting features that you may have missed concerns Apple iMessage app and it has arguably better than the popular instant messaging app WhatsApp.

    How is the Apple iMessage experience going to change with iOS 16?

    With iOS 16, Apple has added a slew of new tools and functionalities to your iMessage app which lets you even edit- sent text! Not just that, you will be able to undo the sent messages just like that! Something that WhatsApp users still don't have. At the moment, there is just talk about WhatsApp allowing users to use a new Undo button to retrieve the deleted text. But undoing the sent message is something that iPhone users will soon get on their devices with the iOS 16 update! Also read: iOS 16 NOT coming to iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, iPhone SE 1st Gen, iPod Touch! What to do NOW?

    For now, Apple doesn't allow you to edit or unsend the already delivered messages in iMessage. But with the iOS 16 update, all that is possible! "Users can edit or recall recently sent messages, recover recently deleted messages, and mark conversations as unread so they can come back to them later," Apple mentioned with the iOS 16 update. Also read: Top 10 iOS 16 features coming to your iPhones

    Not just this, but you will get the option to mark the messages unread so that you can take a look at them later. iPhone makers also added the SharePlay feature to Messages to make it possible to enjoy synced content like movies or songs and shared playback controls all while chatting in Messages with your friends.

    Well, when the iOS 16 will reach your iPhones is not clear but according to the previous releases, it is expected to roll out alongside the launch of iPhone 14 in September.

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    First Published Date: 09 Jun, 13:26 IST