Wiper Lets You Take Your Drunk Texts Back

Everyone has done it at least once. You’re at the bar, or a party, or just sitting at home, indulging in what will turn out to be a few too many adult beverages, and it occurs to you: You’ve not talked to so-and-so (usually an ex, if we’re being honest) in a long time! You should send them a text, tell them you miss them. It happens. And then you wake up the next morning, go through your phone, and realize you said a number of things better kept to yourself. But it’s a text; you can’t get it back.

Wiper will change that. While nothing short of leaving your phone at home can prevent you from sending an embarrassing text in the first place, Wiper will take it back. Of course, odds are good the recipient has already read it and you’re still going to have to deal with the fallout, but at least it won’t be right there for them to refer to the next time you see them. Because Wiper doesn’t just delete texts from your phone, it also deletes them from the person’s phone to whom you sent them. It even goes a step further, and deletes them from your provider’s servers as well, leaving no digital record of your embarrassing declaration of love. If the person to whom you sent it tries to take a screenshot to save the text, the app will alert the sender. Ditto if they try to forward it to someone else.

Here’s the catch: All of this only works if you send your texts, pictures, videos, and whatnot using the Wiper app instead of your regular messaging app. If you’re used to just sending a text the regular way, then odds are good you won’t remember to use Wiper instead while you’re intoxicated. I’m also sure that law enforcement (or the ubiquitous NSA) can probably still retrieve a text message if they need to. But for your garden variety embarrassing text, this should work great.

Or, you know, you could exercise a little restraint. I won’t say I’ve never sent a text I wish I could have back because I’d be a big fat liar, but I will say it didn’t take me long to think twice before sending another one regardless of my level of intoxication.

Wiper is free, and available for both iOS and Android through the App Store and Google Play.

Source: BGR

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