Texting is one of the most popular modes of communication. Messages can be read and exchanged anywhere, anytime. You can send a quick text message to your loved ones, and texting provides you ample time to think before you hit the ‘send button.
However, sometimes, you need to know if someone has received your message or not. To get an answer, how to tell if someone read your text on iPhone or Android, read this article in full.
How to tell if someone read your text on your iPhone?
If you send a text message from your iPhone to a person who does not own an iPhone, the message will appear in green. You won’t know if the other person has read your message or is ignoring you unless you call and ask him about it. This also holds true, if you are an Android user and you send a text to an iPhone user.
However, if two iPhone users communicate via Apple’s default iMessage app, then one can tell if the receiver has read the message or not.
Here is a scenario: if the message was sent via iMessage, the default messaging app for iPhone, you should check the color of the bubble. The message sent via iMessage will always appear in a blue bubble. Otherwise, it will appear in green color.
When you send or receive the iMessage, you will see ‘Read’ written beneath the message bubble if the receiver has read the message. However, if the receiver has disabled the ‘read receipt’ option, then you will not be able to see the status of your sent message. Similarly, if the ‘read receipt’ option is disabled, he will not be able to see that you have read his message, regardless your iPhone is on.
To learn how to enable or disable your read receipt option for iMessage, tap ‘Settings, then select the iMessage app. Toggle the switch to the left, to disable ‘read receipt’ or to the right to enable the option. This will disable or enable the option for all of your contacts.
However, if you have iPhone 10 or the latest one, then you can disable or enable the option for a particular contact. To do it, tap ‘i’ on the top right corner and follow the same process mentioned in the preceding paragraph.
How to see if someone read your text message on Android?
If you are an Android user and use the default messaging application, you won’t be able to know if the receiver has read your message or not. However, if you use a third-party application, then you can check the status of your message. Again, it will depend on what privacy settings has the receiver set on his phone.
If you have an Android phone, you can use popular messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram Messenger, or any other third-party messenger app.
On WhatsApp, if you send a message and see two grey ticks, it means that the receiver has received the message. Once both the ticks turn blue, it means that the receiver has read your message.
What if you, or the receiver, have disabled the ‘read receipt’ option? In this case, if you want to know that someone has read your message or not, you have to call or ask them personally.
If you have sent a message via Facebook and Instagram, you will see ‘seen’ written beneath your message bubble, once the receiver reads the message. However, if the option is disabled, you won’t be able to know unless they reply to you.
You have the right to set up the privacy options on iPhone or Android as per your choice. You can allow or restrict anyone from checking or reading the messages on your iPhone or Android. Enabling the ‘Read Receipt’ option is the only way to tell if someone read your text on iPhone or Android.