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This app lets you take back text messages

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The On Second Thought app gives you a grace period before sending texts. Photo: YouTube/OnSecondThought The On Second Thought app gives you a grace period before sending texts. Photo: YouTube/OnSecondThought
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A new app is trying to make the world of texting a little less stressful.

28-year-old Maci Paterson created the app called On Second Thought. It lets you take back text messages before they're delivered to the other person. The goal is to save you from accidentally sending a message to the wrong person.

After you download the app from the Google Play Store, you go to the app's settings, set On Second Thought as your default SMS app and determine the length of your "grace period," which can be up to 60 seconds. The grace period is the amount of time you have to swipe left and recall a message after you hit send.

The app also offers a curfew feature, which can be helpful for nights when you'll want to send texts, but probably shouldn't. You can set what time your curfew will start and end in the app's settings, and it will hold all messages you try to send during the curfew. Once the curfew expires, you can look back and see which messages you still want to send.

Right now the app is only available on Android devices, and not Apple products.

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