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I wasn’t thinking and sent some messages and pictures to the wrong group chat. I have iOS 16, and I think most everyone else does on it. I didn’t see unsend, so I just deleted them.

The group chat I sent them to isn’t very active, so I wondered if once they open it, there would be nothing there. I heard that it most likely will still show up for them, but I was hoping they wouldn’t. Does anyone know if they will see them?

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I wasn’t thinking and sent some messages and pictures to the wrong group chat… I just deleted them.… Does anyone know if they will see them?

Unfortunately, they will see (or have already) those messages.

Deleting a message only affects the messages on your device, not your recipients. You need to use unsend or edit (iOS 16 and later). Per Apple Support: Deleting Messages on iPhone:

Note: Deleting messages changes only your own Messages conversations, not those of your recipients. To retract a message you sent accidentally, use undo send instead.

Even if you were to try and unsend your message, you only have two minutes to do so and 15 minutes in which to edit. As these limits have undoubtedly passed, those messages were delivered. Please note that SMS (non-iMessage) messages cannot be unsent nor edited; they’re delivered immediately.

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