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How do you know if someone reads your text(s)?

Is there anyway I can know if someone is reading my texts and not answering? Because they don't specify whether the person read your message or not. 

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Hi There, 

TextNow does not offer read receipts as a feature at the moment so there currently is no indication if someone has actually seen your messages. I'm more than happy to pass along this feature request as we are always looking to enhance our app! :) 

Valentina TextNow Support 8 votes
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I am also very interested in this! I wonder if there is an app that can do this ?

Scott Moore 2 votes
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Hey Scott, 

Thanks for the feedback. We're looking into adding read receipts as an option. However, we don't not have ETA on this. Unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to advise on another application that would have this feature already embedded. 

Thanks.

Kristopher TextNow Support -3 votes
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Hey Dima,

Thanks for reaching out. 

Although it would be a nice feature to have, it wouldn't work with all carriers, just with TextNow users. So for this to be possible, all of your contacts would have to be using TextNow. As you can see, having it be 100% functional is not something that would be possible unless the other user is using TextNow. It's certainly a great idea, and we will pass it along to the development team for future builds. 

Zach TextNow Support 1 vote
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I am wondering the same thing and why I say this is because every so often I get a sound as if I have received a text but I don't.  I wondered if this is a sound cause they saw the text.  if not I wonder what this sound is coming in!!

Kathryn Saunders 0 votes
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Hey Kathryn! 

That sounds strange, and we would like to take a closer look! Would you please be able to contact our live chat support team at textnow.com/wireless so we can investigate further? 

Valeria TextNow Support 0 votes
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I am wondering the same thing. Especially if it's important or even urgent. I am only one of a few who have taken the steps it takes to contact you regarding read receipts. Are you aware that for each singular person that goes to that trouble, there are a hundred that don't?

Linda Kilbride-Klumpp 0 votes
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Hi Linda,

We have received similar feedback previously and understand that this is something some users are interested in seeing. Although it is on our list of to-dos, which unfortunately is quite a long list, it may not be something that we can incorporate immediately. 

It's also worth pointing out that read receipts only work when you and the person you're texting are using the same platform (ex. TextNow to TextNow number, iPhone to iPhone, etc.). For this reason, other new features are of higher priority than read receipts, but we appreciate the feedback and hope to offer this in the future. 

Erin TextNow Support 0 votes
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Please add this, sometimes i feel like my msgs aren't going thru, it's mildly irritating 

 

Raven Gibson 0 votes
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Hey everyone! Just to make something clear with regards to "Read" receipts- this is a feature that technically speaking, can only be implemented in a network-to-network conversation. This means that if you are using Facebook messenger or any other messaging app, you can see a "Read" receipt because you're both using the same network. 

On TextNow, since it's not so much an exclusive messaging app as a number to use, we can't tell if someone on an AT&T or Verizon network has read your message. Especially if they are using SMS and not VoiP texting like TextNow. As such, while it is a wonderful feature, it's not possible to implement across different networks/technologies. 

Valeria TextNow Support 1 vote
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I believe that this would be an amazing thing to add to your app, but with other priorities i understand. I love this app and I would like to thank everyone who makes text now user friendly and take the time to reply to everyone's posts

Jillian Mitchell 0 votes
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When will the feature to known if the person read your message or not?

Jacob Wagner 0 votes
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