New Delhi | Jagran Tech Desk: The iMessage app on Apple devices is expected to get a major revamp soon, as California-based tech giant is planning to add a new update, which will enable the users to edit the messages once they have sent it.

Apple has spoken about a bunch of new features in its wildly popular messaging app, in a new patent application titled ‘Devices, Methods, and Graphical User Interfaces for Messaging’, filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The Apple has been under fire recently, from the users worldwide for its poor autocorrect and mediocre language standards as far as messaging is concerned. However, this potential ability to correct the content of messaging on iMessage once the ‘send’ button has been pressed and ‘received’ icon has been ticked up, may soon lead to the scenes where embarrassing Grammar/wrong names moments on iPhones, Macbooks and iPads will become a matter of past.

“The current messaging applications have numerous drawbacks and limitations. For example, they are limited in their ability to easily: acknowledge messages; edit previously sent messages; express what a user is trying to communicate; display private messages; synchronize viewing of content between users; incorporate handwritten inputs; quickly locate content in a message transcript,” the patent application reads.

Apple’s iMessage app remains exclusively available for only the Apple device users –on iOS, iPadOS and macOS – and hasn’t been made available for Android or Windows. It faces a stiff competition in the virtual messaging world from Facebook-owned Whatsapp Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Signal in the instant messaging space, alongside the popular video calling apps such as Microsoft Skype, Microsoft Team, Google Hangouts, Google Meet and Zoom.

Though iMessage app’s ability as an all-in-one app makes it far more advantageous over others, and the coming update to enable the Editing of the text messages once they are sent will soon make its interface even more exclusively versatile.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta