In my game, there will be times and situations in which the game will
send out text messages to the player on the server, with clues or other
benefits, but I want these messages to automatically delete from the
device there were sent to after 1 hour
If a player misses it, then they miss it and the advantage goes to the
Does anyone know of a code package or API that allows this to be done?
Would this be difficult to write, and if so how would you go about it?
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I haven’t worked with SMS text messages before, but I doubt if there’s
an API that allows you to remotely delete texts from a player’s device.
What you’d probably have to do is text them a URL to a page on your site
where they’d go to view the actual message. Since you control the site
you could then remove the message at a later time if you wished. Of
course, players who saw it could save a copy of it, or write down the
information or whatever.
Cool idea for a game feature. I did a HIPAA compliance job, and they
used Tigertext for secure texting because it had a auto-delete and
remote message wipe which helped it meet HIPAA compliance I saw they
recently released an API called Tigerconnect and think it may be of some
use for you:
Can’t tell you how to integrate it or if it is what you really need, but
it does do message auto-delete so it is a start. I do know the receiver
has to have the free or paid version of Tigertext to receive the
messages, but the API maybe such that loading your game will be enough
since it will already be in the game. You should contact them for more
The tigerconnect page shows how it might be applied, and the Tigertext
features are what I need, so it look like this will work.