We've all been there. The moment you send a text message to someone – either in the heat of the moment or accidentally – and milliseconds later you realise that message shouldn't have been sent, and a bin fire of consequences could be coming your way.
Perhaps you've sent a regretable text to your boss that wasn't work safe. Or maybe sent a text to one friend that was definitely meant to be sent to the other friend. Many of us have even sent a spicy or confrontational message to a romantic partner, only to realise it probably wasn't the best idea...
Just this week, Apple announced that its new iOS 16 update will include a feature many of us are desperate to get our hands on – the ability to edit and delete sent messages.
Apple's 'Messages' app will allow users to edit or unsend a message 15 minutes after it was first sent. And once/if deleted, users can recover the message for up to 30 days.
And whoever made that decision at Apple, thank you.
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To celebrate the wonderful news in true rogue fashion, we asked 13 women to share with us the one text message they really regret sending.
Here's what they had to say:
"Sent to a friend who hadn't responded in a group chat for a couple of days. She eventually responded and turns out her father-in-law had died… I no longer send 'you dead?' messages."
'I really think we should try to avoid her. I don't want to be her friend anymore.'
"Instead of sending the message to our mutual friend about her, I sent it to her – and she was so, so hurt. It was in high school, but I think about it often. MASSIVE REGRET."
An angry face emoji.
"I sent an angry face to someone during a meeting as a bit of a joke. I didn't realise they didn't have my number saved, so now I think they feel like someone somewhere hates them and I feel bad for it, but don't want to make things uncomfortable and bring it up again."