A New App Can Now Delete Those Drunk Texts You Sent

Praise the app gods – there’s now a way to retract drunk or embarrassing messages after you’ve sent them.

That’s right, thanks to a new free messaging app called Privates and its nifty ‘Recall’ button, humanity is one step closer to avoiding those mortifying social awks when you realise you’ve sent something you really shouldn’t have.

Because whether it’s that Pinot Grigio-induced declaration of love you sent to that new beau/only-actually-met-once-on-Tinder-but-I-think-he’s-The-One-guy, or that angry rant you fired off to your ex about how you know they’re still using your Netflix account, we’ve all sent some regretful texts in our time… Not to mention pics, ahem…

But, before you get too giddy, dial down the victory dance a touch because there is one small caveat – the recipient needs to have not opened the message first. So the longer you leave the message out there, the less chance you have of retracting it.

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