Does delivery report mean that the person reads the message on android phone?

  • Delivery reports mean that the message has been delivered to the recipient, not that it has been read.
    – 1990clb
    Mar 31, 2014 at 20:17
  • thank you for the answers, then what is the difference between delivery report and if the message was sent?
    – user57475
    Mar 31, 2014 at 22:10
  • Why is this tagged "text-prediction"?
    – ale
    Apr 1, 2014 at 1:30
  • use kik it lets you know if someone has read your msgs
    – user80878
    Nov 20, 2014 at 1:04

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No, delivery reports generally just tell you that the message has been delivered and is sitting on their phone. It does not necessarily tell you that they've been read. There isn't a way to tell if its been read as far as I know.

  • In fact, there is nothing to prevent anyone from just deleting whole text message threads without reading them. If the sender asked for a confirmation, it is that it was delivered, only.
    – wbogacz
    Mar 31, 2014 at 20:42
  • Thats ....what i said. Mar 31, 2014 at 20:43
  • Right, but I was going for something along the line of "No one cares if you don't read your messages - but your carrier will certainly ding you for delivering it anyway, if your contract allows, including a fee for the receipt."
    – wbogacz
    Mar 31, 2014 at 21:10
  • Point noted. The bit about the carrier potentially charging you is important. Mar 31, 2014 at 21:22
  • There is a functionality for MMS messages that will give you a read report (distinct from delivery report, so you can get both a delivery report and a read report), but AFAIK, carrier and software support for this functionality is limited.
    – Compro01
    Apr 1, 2014 at 20:28

Numerous Messenger apps provide the possibility to see if a person has read your message.

For text messages though, it is not possible to get a read status as it is not part of the SMS protocol.

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