For the feature to work, both iPhone users need the latest version of Apple’s iOS software. It also only works with texts sent from one iPhone to another and cannot delete or edit messages sent to an Android smartphone. Messages sent from one iPhone to another are colored blue in the app.
Apple users can download iOS 16 on their iPhone around 6 p.m.
The new feature mirrors other apps that allow users to retrieve or delete messages after they’ve been sent. Privacy-focused apps WhatsApp and Signal already allow users to delete messages after they’ve been sent.
The free update to Apple’s iOS software also includes a redesigned lock screen, more advanced photo editing software and the ability to track online orders made using the Apple Pay tool.
The iOS 16 update comes days after Apple unveiled its iPhone 14 smartphones at an event in California.
The new phones are more expensive at launch than the previous iPhone 13 models released last September. The iPhone 14 Pro, its flagship, will cost £150 more than the iPhone 13 Pro as inflation and a strong dollar push UK prices higher.
Despite opening pre-orders for its iPhone on Friday, Apple traded its entire UK homepage for a commemorative image of Queen Elizabeth II.
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