iMessage is of the best means of sending messages as long as you have an apple device like the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple watch, iPod. With these Apple devices, you can use iMessage though it is very much better and easy to use on iPhone, iPad and the Mac computer.
In this article we’ll be looking at the question of the day.
Can you tell if someone is on iMessage?
Yes you can tell if someone is on iMessage immediately the message which you are trying to send turns blue.
For the fact that someone is using an iPhone doesn’t necessarily mean that iMessage is active on the person’s phone, in some rare cases iMessage may not be active and instead of sending iMessage you will send an sms message.
Looking at the question once again and trying to find out if there’s a way to know if someone is online on iMessage, the answer is no. You can’t tell if someone is online on iMessage except if the the person is typing to you.
I will explain the topic of the post based on this two explanations.
Can you tell if someone is on iMessage?
You can’t tell if someone is on iMessage except if the person is typing a message to you. However, in terms of knowing if someone is using an iMessage, once the message you’re trying to send turns blue, it is an indication that the recipient is using an iMessage.
So I will now go ahead and explain in detail on the question of the day, can you tell if someone is on iMessage.
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Can you tell if someone is online on iMessage?
The answer is no. You can’t tell if someone is online on iMessage except if the person is typing a message to you. That is if you send a text message to the person and the person is replying back to your sent text message.
Aside from when someone is typing a message to you, if after sending an iMessage and it shows delivered and later read, it simply means that the person is currently online on iMessage. But the truth is that the person may close it message app after reading the sent text message.
It’s quite unfortunate that iMessage doesn’t have this feature just like Whatsapp and I don’t really know if Apple will add the feature to their iMessage later in the future.
But if you want to know if someone is online on iMessage, simply send a text message to the person and wait to see if the person will text back to you immediately or after few minutes.
Don’t close the conversation with the person, leave it open and once the person start typing to you on it’s iMessage, you will see it on your iMessage.
So far this is the only way to see if someone is online on iMessage.
How do you know if someone is using iMessage
This is another good question because not all apple device users are using iMessage and I know it is very much surprising but that the truth and I have seen one or two iPhone users that don’t use iMessage simply because the prefer whatsapp to iMessage.
Maybe you will say they are android users that recently migrated to ios.
It is very much easy to know if someone is using iMessage on it’s iPhone as the message which you are typing or trying to send will be blue in color. If the color turns green, then it means the person is not using iMessage.
The above picture is a typical example of when sending a text message to someone using iMessage or whose iMessage is still very much active and working. The red circle with a blue arrow shows that the person is using iMessage and you are about to send an iMessage and not sms text message.
Below is a typical example of sms text message.
The above picture is a typical example of sms text message sent on iPhone which shows green in color. The picture above shows that the recipient isn’t using an iMessage on it’s phone.
The recipient may be an android phone user, feature phone user or probably iMessage is enabled on it’s iPhone.
Talking about can you tell if someone is on iMessage, this is how to know if someone is using iMessage or not, and if someone is online on iMessage or not.
Can you see when someone was last active on iMessage?
No you cannot see someone last seen on iMessage because the feature is not available on iMessage just like it is on whatsapp.
If you are talking about why whatsapp is better than the iMessage, this is one of the top reasons. On whatsapp you can seamlessly know someone last seen except I’d the person disable the feature on it’s whatsapp, but on iMessage, the feature is not available.
Because of this you won’t be able to know someone last seen or even when the person is online.
It you care so much knowing someone last seen on any of the instant messaging apps and services, whatsapp will help you with that except if the person disabled last seen on it’s whatsapp.
How do you know if someone has turned off iMessage?
To know if someone has turned off iMessage, try to send the person a message and if the color is green, then it simply means that the recipient has turned off or disable it’s iMessage.
This is applicable if the person activated it’s iMessage using a phone number.
If the person activated it’s iMessage using an email address only, the message won’t turn green but will be blue in color, and the sent message won’t get delivered to the recipient.
iMessage turning green to a recipient is only when the recipient activated iMessage using it mobile phone number. If the recipient used an email address, the message will never turn green but it won’t be deleted.
How can you tell if someone has read your iMessage without read receipts?
There is no way you can tell if someone has read your iMessage without read receipts, that is not possible.
If there’s a way to tell if someone has read your iMessage without read receipts, then it simply means that read receipt feature is of no use.
As long as you disabled read receipt on your phone, no one will be able to know if you have read their sent messages and as well as you knowing if a recipient has read your sent messages.
If you care so much trying to find out on how tell if someone has read your iMessage without read receipts, after sending a message, wait for few minutes and send another message to the recipient asking if he or she received your sent text message.
This is the only way to know as long as you disabled read receipt on your phone.
Since you don’t want other people to know if you have read their text messages, you shouldn’t care so much trying to figure out if at all someone has read your iMessage without read receipts.
How to see when an iMessage was sent
To see when iMessage was sent, simply drag the sent iMessage to the left side and it will display the time the message was sent.
On the message body, it will also show the dates that all iMessages fall into and if you happen to send text message today, it will show today as the date along with the time beside it.
How to tell if someone deleted your iMessage
There is no way to tell if someone deleted your iMessage, it is not possible at the moment. Once someone deletes your iMessage you will never know and this is why it is good to always make sure that your phone is called or you can chose to hide your message app.
With all explained in this post, this is where I wrap it up on the question of the day, can you tell if someone is on iMessage.