How do you see which members of a group iMessage have read the message

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Ggvfvgbffbf, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Ggvfvgbffbf macrumors member

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    #1
    Simple as that really. If I send an iMessage to an individual I can see if/when they have read it -(subject to them having read receipts switched on).

    I'm sending a group iMessage to several people, (all of whom allow read receipts), but I can't see if they've read the message.

    Is it possible?
     
  2. KTK1990 macrumors 6502

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    It isn't possible sadly. Group messages doesn't show that.
     
  3. Ggvfvgbffbf thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, thanks. Seems like something of an oversight. Maybe something for iOS 9.
     
  4. KTK1990 macrumors 6502

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    For small groups it is, but I can imagine it being cluttered when there is a large group or if one person is offline and doesn't get the message.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like for group messaging they don't consider that to be as much of a useful piece of information. In a one-on-one conversation it makes sense given that you can at least see if the person saw your message if you are waiting for a reply from them--since it can only come from them an no one else. In a group conversation that aspect doesn't play as much of a role since random people in the group can respond even if some haven't read some message. It's not to say that it wouldn't be a nice feature for some, but that it might have less usability/usefulness overall, which is perhaps part of the reason why it hasn't been implemented.
     
  6. Ggvfvgbffbf thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree with you. Personally I tend to use group iMessages for just 3/4 people -family members or a group of friends. I sent one the other day, 'don't forget mum's birthday on Sunday' or something like that to my brothers + sister. It would just be nice to have that functionality in such a case to see that they've read it.
     

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