Wednesday 26 October 2016

Claw back your embarrassing texts with this app

Published 15/06/2016 | 12:07

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Whatever your reasoning might be, be it social lubricant or otherwise, sending poorly thought out texts is part and parcel of social media in the 21st century.

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The brevity at which we think before we send something is, when you think about it, pretty astonishing.

Messages are flying back and fourth nowadays at a much speedier rate than the ravens in Game of Thrones and clawing back your mistaken messages has seemed a futile excercise.

However, luckily for us there is a new app that allows us to do exactly that. Aptly named 'On Second Thought' the program allows you to set a delay of up to one minute on the messages you send.

For those of us partial to flinging out a few memos while drinking there's a handy setting that can hold texts until the morning, where perhaps in the cold light of day you might re-evaluate the wording or abort the message entirely.


The company's founder Maci Peterson attended the Web Summit in Dublin two years ago as she approached the closing of a new funding round.

The app is available on Android now and those interested can sign up for the iPhone beta on the company's website.

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