Have you ever sent a text message and waited eagerly for a response, all to no avail? You’re left wondering if the person saw your message at all or if they did and just ignored it altogether. Its almost impossible duo to know if someone has read your message via Text. This is totally different from social media text because there is no sign of notification to signify that someone as read your message.
Here in this article we will be showing you how you can use your Android device to see if their message was read
Go to your phone settings and turn on read receipts
One of the easiest ways to see if the recipient has read your text is to turn on the read receipts on your Android device. To do this, go to the text message and open the menu. Navigate to “Settings,” then “Advanced” and make sure read receipts are turned on. Unfortunately, this feature is only available on some Android phones.
Use a different Android app
If you can’t turn on read receipts, you can use something other than the Android’s text messaging app. Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp both allow users to enable read receipts so you’ll always know when the message has been seen. On Facebook Messenger, a small icon of the recipient’s profile picture will show up next to your sent message if they read it. On WhatsApp, two blue check marks next to the sent message means the other person has seen it
Try a communication app like viber
Viber is another messaging app that you can download on your Android device. It works like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp and allows for free international messages. Once you send your text, it will say “Delivered” beneath the message. When the other person reads it, it will say “Seen.”
The reality is that, sometimes, it’s just impossible to know if someone has read your text message. It’s important to be patient and remember that they could be running errands, at work or school, or just away from their phone. Wait it out and if it’s urgent, give them an actual phone call.