How do you know if someone heard your audio message on iPhone?

How do you know if someone heard your audio message on iPhone? Don’t worry I got you covered in this article as I will explain to you how you can detect or know if a recipient indeed opened your audio message and listened to the message.

In this article I will focus more on iMessage and whatsapp as they are the popular instant messaging apps and services in the world today compared to any other and except for rcs chat which is for android. 

How do you know if someone heard your audio message on iPhone?

On iPhone, if someone heard your audio message, it will display played below the sent audio message.

For a better understanding as to what I’m talking about, I will explain the question of how do you know if someone heard your audio message on iPhone in two ways and which is;

  • iMessage
  • WhatsApp

How do you know if someone heard your audio message on iMessage? 

On iMessage, once a recipient opened and listened to the audio message, it will immediately show played below the sent audio message on your iMessage. 

Below is a typical example of what I’m talking about. 

how do you know if someone heard your audio message on iPhone

The picture above explains to you when a recipient has opened and listened to your sent audio message on iMessage. Now if the recipient happen to receive the audio file but didn’t open it, on your iMessage what you will see is delivered below the sent audio message.

If you care to take a good look at the picture you will notices that the first audio message showed Kept, whilst the audio message below it showed played.

Why this is so because I set my audio messages never to expire on my iPhone. If you set your audio messages to expire after two minutes, once you sent the audio message it will be removed from your iPhone after two minutes if sending the audio file and if the recipient has received the audio message.

Note: If you set your audio message never to expire, after sending an audio message to a recipient and the person opens and listen to the audio message, it will first show played below the audio message and after a second it will show kept.

This is why you are are seeing kept below the first audio message.

So after sending an audio message and you saw kept below the sent audio message, kindly know the the recipient has opened and heard the message.

Lastly, if the recipient turned off Read receipt on it’s iMessage, you can’t tell if the person has heard your audio message. 

In order to know if someone heard your audio message on iPhone, read receipt must be enabled.

How to set iMessage audio never to expire

By default, iMessage audio message will automatically expire and get deleted after two minutes of the recipient opening and listening to the audio file.

However, you can prevent iMessage audio message from expiring.

To do so, open the settings and scroll down to messages and tap to open it as well.

Scroll down until you see AUDIO MESSAGES.

You will see two options which are Expire and Raise to listen. Tap on expire and set it to never.

how do you know if someone heard your audio message on iPhone

Once you have set your audio messages never to expire, they remain in your iPhone and won’t get deleted after two minutes.

Can someone see when you listen to an audio message on WhatsApp 

Yes, someone can see when you listen to an audio message on WhatsApp when the sent audio message automatically turns blue in color. 

WhatsApp is another popular instant messaging app used in sending audio messages. Now on iPhone, to know if someone has listened or heard your sent whatsapp voice note, the sent audio message will turn blue.

If you send a whatsapp voice note or audio message to someone on your iPhone or even on android, the play button and the audio icon will be gray or light black in color.

how do you know if someone heard your audio message on iPhone

Looking at the picture above you will see that the play button, the round moving icon and the microphone icon is grey or light black in color. 

Now if someone opened and listened to your sent Whatsapp audio message, it will automatically turn blue just like on the picture below.

Whatsapp audio message

In the above picture, you will see that the microphone icon and the tiny round icon has turned blue in color. This shows that the recipient has listened or heard the sent whatsapp audio message.

So this is how to know if someone heard your audio message on iPhone.

Can you see how many times someone listen to an audio message?

No, you cannot see how many times someone listened to an audio message but rather know when someone heard or listened to the audio message.

So far it is not possible to know the number of times a recipient listened to an audio message on it’s phone. You can only know if the recipient opened the audio message and listened to it. Even if the recipient goes on to listen to the audio message multiple times, you will never know.

Maybe in the future they will add it on iMessage and whatsapp.

Do audio messages disappear after sending?

On iMessage, audio messages will disappear after sending and the recipient receiving the sent audio message. However, you can prevent this from happening and which involves setting audio messages never to expire.

To prevent iMessage audio message from expiring, open the settings and scroll down to messages and tap to open it as well.

Scroll down until you see AUDIO MESSAGES.

You will see two options which are Expire and Raise to listen. Tap on expire and set it to never.

That’s it. You are good to go.

How to know if you accidentally sent an audio message?

If you accidentally sent an audio message on your phone, you will see the sent the audio message. If there’s no sent audio message then it simply means you didn’t send any at all.

What does it mean when someone keeps an audio
message on iPhone?

To keep an audio message on iPhone mean to prevent an audio message from expiring and getting deleted. After an audio message has been sent and the recipient received it on it’s iPhone, the audio message will expire after two minutes.

The word expire means the message will be removed from your iPhone and you can’t recover it. So if you fancy to have the audio message on your iPhone, kindly tap on keep and the message won’t get deleted.

How do i know if someone received my audio message?

To know if someone received your audio message, the sent audio message will display delivered. Once it show delivered it simply means the audio message was successfully sent and received on the recipient phone.

If an audio message never shows delivered, then it means the recipient is get to receive the message.

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