Sending an urgent message and seeing the recipient delay in responding can be very maddening. This is when you start to wonder if he really hasn’t had time to read it or if he’s just ignoring you.
Fortunately, there is a little trick that will let you know which of the two situations it is. This trick works for both iOS users and Android users alike, although you have to be careful because it doesn’t work with all apps.
And if you’re one of those people who wants to ignore a message, don’t miss our article on how to read it without the sender knowing it.
How to tell if someone has read your message on Android
To find out if someone has read the message you just sent, you must first use a messaging app that needs to be connected to the internet and not that app that came with your device to send text messages.
In this sense, we are referring to applications that you may have downloaded from the Google Play Store such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or the messaging application that Google has designed for Android.
These applications will tell you when a message has been sent, received and read, indicators that will be very useful to know if the message in question has reached the recipient and if he has actually seen it.
In the specific case of WhatsApp, a check gray means the message has been sent; of them ticks gray means it has reached the recipient’s phone; And two ticks Blue means that they have read it or, as a group, that all participants have read it.
On the other hand, in the case of Facebook Messenger, when the recipient has read the message you sent them, you will see that a small circle with their profile picture appears below. If they haven’t read it yet but received it, you’ll see a check blue color.
How to tell if someone has read your post on iOS
To know if someone has read your message on an iPhone, you should keep in mind that you will not be able to do so if you are not using WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or iMessage. In the first two cases, the same theory applies as in Android, described above.
As for iMessage, the first thing to know is to distinguish when you use this service: just look at the color of the message you send. If it’s blue, it’s an iMessage; if it is green, it is a normal SMS and you will not be able to know if it has been read or not.
In addition, iMessages can only be sent to other users who have an iPhone and when you are connected to the Internet. In addition, you will only be able to know if they have read it if they have enabled the ‘Notify reading’ option in their ‘Settings’.
If this is indeed the case, you will see that after reading the message below it will appear as a small “Read” followed by the time it was read. You will see the time if it was the same day or the date if it was the previous week.