How to Recall Sent Messages

blog header recall messagesOops. Too harsh? Too personal? Too risqué? Wrong recipient? Whatever the reason, we’ve all sent messages we shouldn’t have. Luckily, we have a fix for that: Message recall.  


Message recall allows you to recall (unsend or delete) messages and files you have sent in individual and group chats. You can recall a message anytime. Unlike with other messaging apps, nandbox does not set any time restrictions. 


How to Recall Messages in nandbox Messenger

For iOS devices:

  1. Open nandbox Messenger and find the message you want to recall. 
  2. Tap and hold the message. A menu will appear.
  3. Select Recall from the menu. A checkmark will appear next to the message you are about to recall.
  4. Select the arrow icon in the lower right corner of the screen. This will complete the recall. 

For Android devices.

  1. Open nandbox Messenger and find the message you want to recall.
  2. Tap and hold the message. A garbage can icon will appear in the top right corner of the screen. 
  3. Select the garbage can icon. Select the recall option. Tap OK.

How Message Recall Works

When you recall a message, it is removed from the recipient’s device. This is different from deleting a message. Deleting a message only removes your copy of the message from your own device.   


Did the recipient see the message you are about to recall?

  • If yes, it will be replaced with **Message has been recalled.** 
  • If no, it will be removed completely. A message will not be left in its place. 


  • You must recall one message at a time. 
  • You cannot recall a message if you have already deleted it from your device.
  • Recalls are only effective for the original message or file in question. Message recall will not affect any copies the recipient may have already made or received from others.  


Has message recall saved your life? What other features would you like to see in nandbox Messenger?

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