There IS a way to delete a text message from somebody’s phone before they have read it. After countless times of wishing we could “unsend” a risky message after a few drinks, this is the news we’ve all been waiting for. Praise be the tech gods of the cell phone world. If you’ve ever regretted sending a text, which we imagine is a scenario nearly everyone can identify with, then new app Privates acts as your own personal (non-illegal) cleaner, getting you out of any potential tricky spots that an ill-judged text, or picture, may get you in… Phew.
Privates, which is currently available on Apple iOS (though Windows and Android versions are expected to be up next), allows users to recall messages before the recipient opens the message, so obviously speed is paramount if you want the app to work. In tandem with immediate recall function, Privates also allows users to customize “self-destruct settings” by selecting from three levels of security — Mild, Wild, and Insane — which deletes the message (so long as it’s unread) after three, 12, 24 hours accordingly.
You can download Privates for free HERE.
This post originally appeared on , Grazia Daily.