The latest beta versions of iOS 16 have tightened the rules for the removal and editing of iMessage messages sent

The latest beta versions of iOS 16 have tightened the rules for the removal and editing of iMessage

The random sending of a message to the wrong addressee may at best be a funny event, but at worst it may lead to a complete break-up or even more serious consequences; however, some may abuse these possibilities, so in the beta versions of iOS 16 beta 4, iPadOS 16 and machos Ventura, the rules for removing and editing iMessage messages already sent in the "Message" annex have been tightened.

According to portal 9to5mac, the beta version of iOS 16 function will avoid at least awkward moments after which you have to excuse yourself by saying, "I'm sorry, it's not for you."

It is known that the function works correctly only if the recipient also uses the latest version of the Apple operating system for the owners of the old iPhone, iPad or Mac. In addition, there are other restrictions. In particular, only two minutes are allowed for the deletion of the text. According to beta testers, 15 minutes have been allowed in previous compilations to correct errors. Unlimited editing is also not foreseen, and it is now only five times.

Although Apple did not comment on the changes, they may be associated with criticism by human rights defenders, who have already stressed that too much time to delete will allow a possible attacker to reflect on the consequences of his messages and destroy the text of the offence. Another limitation will be the inability to cover up the editing trails; the recipient can read earlier versions of the amendments.

In order to cancel the dispatch, a long enough time to click on the message sent, after which you can choose either to delete or edit the message on the menu. Once the allowed time has expired, the relevant items disappear from the menu.

A finished text will be seen by the recipient with a small "Show Edits" button, which can be viewed in chronological order.

The final assemblies of Apple's latest operating systems should appear on all platforms this fall with the release of new iPhone, iPad and Mac. Whoever uses the latest beta versions can test the function now.