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Screenshot: Joel Cunningham Nothing will make your heart sink faster than realizing you just sent a text to the wrong person. It happens to the best of us, and it’s a mistake you can’t undo—the recipient is going to read it. Those are the facts and you can’t change them. (Well, you can actually unsend messages on some platforms—Instagram and Gmail , for instance; and if you send an iMessage you didn’t mean to send, you might be able to drop your phone into airplane mode before the text delivers. It likely won’t work, but it’s worth a shot.) But you do have a choice about what to do next: You can be honest about it, or you can lie. Here are some examples of what to say in either case. If you choose to be honest, say something like this Owning up to your mistake might be difficult, especially if you were shit-talking someone and accidentally sent the text about them to them, or if you work with the person who received your misguided missive or negligent nude. To patch things over, you might just have to suck it up and be direct. Start with something brief like, “Wrong chat. That wasn’t for you. Sorry about that.” If the message was explicit or embarrassing, put in a little more effort: “Ah, this is so awkward, but that was intended for someone else. I’m sorry for involving you and I would really appreciate if we could keep this private.” […]