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Smartphone app promises to erase 'text regret'

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Many people have had that gut-wrenching feeling after they say something that they probably should have kept to themselves.

There's an app that helps take back those regrettable moments with just a click of a button on a cellphone.

The app called “ReText” allows the user to delete or edit a remorseful text from the recipient's phone.

Users send a text directly from the app and if they are unhappy with what they sent they can change it.

“When I text my boyfriend and I'm mad at him...and I want him to come home or something...and the next day I kind of regret it,” said Amy Simon of East Granby.

Text regret is preventable with the new app ReText.

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