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Learn the secret to stopping a text message before it sends incorrectly

Learn the secret to stopping a text message before it sends incorrectly
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Chances are we’ve all been there. Just as you touch “Send” on some hasty message from your iPhone or iPad, you suddenly realize, usually in absolute horror, that it is either sending to the wrong person, or that auto-correct has twisted the meaning into something totally unintended.

The internet is packed with examples of messages accidentally sent to the wrong person.

Teens have been grounded, jobs have been lost and relationships ended when a racy message lands with the wrong recipient. Less critical but sometimes even more embarrassing is when auto-correct drastically changes random words to create entirely different meanings.

For instance, texting a co-worker to “please be on time” is completely different than the auto-corrected version, “please be intimate!”

Now there's a secret way that can help curb some of these most cringe-worthy moments. It can’t go back in time and undo a message that’s already sent, but if you catch the outgoing message in time, it can save some major embarrassment. Sometimes that second chance is all you need to prevent some pretty humiliating consequences.

Plus, there's another great use for this trick as well.

Occasionally when sending a file, say a photo, song or video, via iMessage, the outgoing message gets stuck. Not only is this a failure of your message, it also prevents you from sending any more messages to that recipient because the new messages get stacked up behind the waiting stuck message.

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