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While the message is "sending", I discovered that I had sent to the wrong person. Isn't there anything you can do about this? I used to use Nokia. In those older phones (or systems) you simply press the "C" botton to the right and the sending message is aborted.

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Airplane Mode immediately..then force stop, then clear the data, the restart phone... Worked for me!

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One way I can think of is by killing the Message application. But I'm not sure if the message sending is done by the Message application itself or if it passes the message to other process or android core to do the real transfer of message.

Anyways you can check by going to Menu -> Settings-> Manage applications -> Select all tab and select Message and click Force stop.

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I'd venture a guess that the delay is caused by the Messaging application waiting for a response from the cell tower that the message has been successfully sent. If that's the case, killing the app won't work. –  Martin Tapankov Mar 22 '12 at 8:32
    
Killing messaging service works.. –  Sachin Shekhar Apr 20 '12 at 15:21
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I'd just pull the battery out.. that'll always kill –  Power-Inside May 20 '12 at 16:51
    
I think by the time one navigates to the screen where the "Force Stop" button is, the message will probably have reached the destination and most likely have been sent from the phone. What OP needs is something like an UNDO in Gmail which basically sends a message after a specified x seconds delay, allowing a user to cancel the message. –  Sparx May 20 '12 at 17:30

While the message is "sending" press and hold the comment/text massage. A menu option should appear giving you the option to cancel message before it sends. Airplane mode is a good one that'll work too.

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Take a look at Cancel SMS - works as I mentioned in the comment above.

There's a delay of one minute before sending, thereby allowing a user to cancel the send within a minute of typing out the message.

Be warned, the app adds a bookmark and a search shortcut.

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One easy way is, putting the phone into Airplane Mode. So the sending message will be cancelled.

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Yes. You can do it with the SMS UNDO app for android. It runs in the background and is very easy to use. Also you can set up timer when it will be active and the time the message will be put on hold.

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Check out PVLL. The app puts a delay of 5 seconds before sending, called the "5 second rule". Works for me.

It also has a feature that lets you schedule texts in the future, and there's a sharing layer on top of SMS that lets you discuss your conversations. I use it instead of taking screenshots or cut and paste.

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