Do you know this too? When you receive a lot of messages on WhatsApp, you just read through them quickly.
And later you realize that you should have replied to one or the other message. There’s a trick for that: you can manually mark messages as unread.
As soon as you’re in a dead zone for two or three hours or in an important conversation, a lot of messages come in on WhatsApp. Often, you just read these messages quickly. But what if you should reply to a message? Or pass on an important piece of info?
Similar to a mail program, you can also mark WhatsApp messages as read or unread. The important thing is this: The marking only affects you. The sender still sees both checkmarks on the message and waits for your reply.
How to Mark WhatsApp messages as “unread”
The whole process is quite simple. Open WhatsApp and then do the following:
- Search for a chat you want to mark as unread
- Tap and hold on the chat
- Tap on the 3-dot menu
- You will see a list
- Here you will also find the item “Mark as unread“.
You will now see a green dot on the chat reminding you to check back here. You can also mark chats as read by following the first 4 steps and then selecting “Mark as read“. This is especially good for group chats with definitely unimportant content.