‘Mark as Read’ in Messaging App?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Dino F, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Dino F macrumors 68020

    Dino F

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    #1
    I know that one of the new features of iOS5 was the ability to mark emails as ‘Read’ but I really wish that this was also implemented for general messages (text and imessage) as well.

    As an example – I have all my badges turned off so when a text comes in, it obviously shows up in the Notification Centre. If it’s a text which I don’t want to respond to, I will clear it from the Notification Centre and because I have the badges turned off – I don’t get the red badge showing on my messaging app – which is exactly what I want.

    However, at a later time, when I go into the messaging app, I obviously still get the blue dot on the left of the unread text from earlier and the only way to clear this is to open the text. If I had 3 or 4 texts like this, I would have to open each one individually to clear the blue dot! Why couldn’t we have a ‘Mark as Read’ option here as well….?!
     
  2. sharpycl macrumors 6502

    sharpycl

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    #2
    Mark as read has been there since 4.0. Flag the message is the new feature and I'm LOVING it. My only gripe about it is it doesn't flag the messages back on the server and there's no way to filter flagged messages so I can find them in a pinch.
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    #3
    Yeah, I agree - and make this possible for all notifications across all applications.

    Swiping to bring up to the notification centre, there should be a mark as read option which greys out the notification in the notification centre so you can see that you've marked it as read. When you go back into the notification centre, it will no longer be listed etc.
     
  4. sharpycl macrumors 6502

    sharpycl

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    #4
    Yes! I hope they add something like this in an update. Otherwise I enjoy having notification center on my iPhone finally.
     

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