We live in a fast-paced world, and it can be difficult to remember and respond to every message.
Fortunately, with the release of iOS 16, you now have the ability to mark opened messages as unread so that you don’t forget about them.
Let’s take a look at why this is such a great feature and how you can get started using it.
Why You’ll Love This Tip
Marking an iMessage as unread is an incredibly useful tool for those who want to avoid forgetting important messages or appearing unresponsive.
It allows you to prioritize certain conversations over others and acknowledge that you have seen the message without needing to respond immediately.
It also creates a visible reminder, as text threads marked as unread will appear with a blue dot and will be in the Unread Messages inbox.
How to Mark a Text as Unread with iOS 16
To mark an iMessage as unread, you’ll need to have updated your iPhone to iOS 16.
Here are the steps:
1. Open your Messages App.
2. To mark a conversation as unread, swipe your finger over it from left to right.
3. Tap on a Messages icon that has a notification badge.
4. The message will now have a blue dot next to it, and it will be moved into your Unread Messages inbox.
To easily mark several Conversations as Unread:
1. Tap on Edit from the upper-left corner OR tap on the three-dots Menu on the upper-right corner
2. Then tap on “Select Messages”.
3. Select the conversations you wish to Mark as Unread.
4. Then tap on “Unread” at the bottom left of the screen.
Note that the person who sent you the text will still see the message marked as ‘Read’ on their end.
Despite the fact that you marked the text thread as ‘Unread,’ the message has already been opened. So, it’ll still be marked as ‘read’ to the sender unless you’ve toggled off “Send Read Receipts.”
Marking messages as unread is an incredibly useful feature for anyone who wants to prioritize certain conversations or avoid appearing unresponsive.
With iOS 16, you can now mark any message as unread with just a few taps and view them in the Unread Messages inbox of your Messages app.
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