Sending Text messages are a great way to communicate with our friends and loved ones. However, problem arises when you text someone and they don’t text back. Is she ignoring me? Is she busy? or, is she in trouble? All these questions start wandering in your mind as soon as it takes a while to receive your reply. So, is there a way to find out if someone read your text? Let’s take a look at available options.
How to tell if someone read your text on iPhone
You have texted your boyfriend or girlfriend a while a go and they have not responded yet. This creates the itch in you to find out if they are really busy or they have read the message and are avoiding you. So, is there a way to find out if someone read your texts on iPhone similar to what we have in messaging apps?
The truth is, it is not possible to enable read recipient for texts on iPhone. The only notification you get when you send a text on iPhone is the delivery report. I know, this bugs me a lot too. But for now, there is no way to have read recipient in the regular text messages. However, if your target person has an iOS device as well, you can try sending them an iMessage.
iMessage is iPhone’s built-in messaging application that thankfully comes with the read-recipient feature. So if you want to find out if someone read your text iPhone, just send a text to them on iMessage (as long as they have an iPhone as well). You can then find out if they read your message or not.
How to tell if someone read your text on Android
It is true that messaging applications have replaced regular text messages, however, you may still tend to use text messages to contact someone. The perks of messaging apps is that they allow us to get timestamps on when someone is online, if our message was delivered and if the contact has read our message. Unfortunately, regular text messaging on our Android phones does not support such features. So, how do you learn if someone read your text on Android?
Honestly, there are no ways to find out if a message was read on Android. And to make this simpler for you, do not look for an app or tweak that allows you to do so. Because there aren’t any! Instead, you can use Android built-in messaging apps such as Hangouts or Google Allo to text your friends. These messaging apps come with read recipient feature allowing you to know when your target person reads the message.
There are other alternatives you can use as well to know when someone reads your message.
One of the best messaging apps that allows you to see when someone reads your message is WhatsApp application.
Open WhatsApp application and send a message to the target person. Wait until you see WhatsApp blue tick which means the target person has read your message. Although there are ways to hide WhatsApp blue tick, however, the default settings on WhatsApp have the read recipient feature enabled.