I noticed that after each message when OTR is enabled, 2 little ticks or crosses appear in the message bubble. Sometimes they change color from black to white.

What is the meaning of these indicators?

I think it something to do with message delivery and /or to flag the recipient has read the message, but I would appreciate a definitive explanation!


One check means it was sent.

Two check means it was delivered, though not necessarily read.

One check with One X means it was sent, but no delivery receipt was received.

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  • And the color changes? I don't think I imagined these ... is this a GUI glitch? – Geeb Oct 21 '15 at 16:19
  • There shouldn't be any color changing... can you post a screenshot? – Guardian Project Oct 23 '15 at 11:26
  • Maybe you're right - or they could be transient. I use the dark theme and the "stable" colors are red ticks and white crosses. Maybe the crosses momentarily appear as black. Can't screenshot this as its transient! – Geeb Oct 23 '15 at 16:22

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