WhatsApp now tells you what time someone read your message

Yesterday, the popular messaging service WhatsApp had two updates: one was server side and the other was an actual app update. Although bugs and fixes were listed in the changelog, as it turns out much was included than previously thought.

WhatsApp now included detailed 'seen' and 'read' information for messages you sent to either individuals or groups. In fact, for groups it will show who read the message and at what time, alongside who has not yet read your message (but the time it was delivered to them).

Yes, with these new WhatsApp features, no longer can you use the excuse 'Sorry, I must not have received the message' because the sender will know what time you received it and what time you read it. In addition, it even works for audio messages as well.

WhatsApp read message time

How to view sent and read message info in WhatsApp

In order to access the information, all you have to do is long-press on your sent message. A pop-up menu will appear with four choices: copy, delete, forward, info. Choosing 'info' then brings you to the detailed message history page, which will included the aforementioned data. For group messages, it will be broken down by who is in the group.

Overall, a very cool, albeit creepy, feature that augments those 'new' blue check marks from yesterday.

Thanks for the tip Hudson H.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.