Once you click the Send button, it is all over. The message will reach in seconds and you have no choice but to deal with the consequences, even if you have sent it by mistake either in a moment of weakness or in a drunken state. This no longer has to be the case as now there is an app which enables you to delete text messages.
The name of this new revolutionary app is ‘Invisible Text’. According to news.com.au, it enables the users to delete sent messages on the phones of recipients, provided that the messages have not been viewed. In order for the app to work, the recipients also have it installed on their mobile devices. If the text is mistakenly sent to people who do not have this app, then you will still end up in an awkward situation. Mobile users who do not have a smart phone certainly fall into this group.
Invisible Text is a highly comprehensive app. It works not only with text messages but with video, photo and voice messages as well. It enables you to attach a timer for self-destruction to each message which you send. In this respect, it is similar to Snapchat which is currently one of the most popular apps among smart phone users. Another feature of the new app is message encryption. It is expected that the app will be compatible with most of the major mobile operating systems. It will be used with iOS and Android devices as well as Blackberry devices.
A representative of the company behind ‘Invisible Text’ explained that messages cannot be decrypted without the use of proper device information and user’s ID and password. With encryption, message interception and the breach of privacy associated with it will be prevented. This can provide more effective protection against identity theft.