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Mark a Text As Unread - Am I losing My Mind???

Asked: Jan 27 2021 | 4:42 pm EST 701 Views 4 Answers

I am either the most enlightened android user ever, or the dumbest. The most obvious feature not on my Samsung s10 phone is the ability to mark a message as unread after I have read it. All day long I get texts that I need to reply to later. Spoiler alert: I forget and important things are falling through the cracks. My rinky-dink solution at this point is to forward the message to myself and hope I don't accidentally open it again. Not only am I shocked this doesn't exist, I am mystified that there is so little information/complaints about this when Google searching for a solution. That tells me it does exist, but, I can't find the answer. I use both Textra and the native messaging app, but neither has an obvious answer. I feel like Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Sane or insane? Why doesn't this exist and/or why is no one else complaining about it???? It's so simple.....


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Jan 27 2021 | 10:20 pm EST B. Diddy

Welcome to Android Central! I moved this from the Android Apps forum to the S10 forum since the former is intended for developers to promote their apps.

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Jan 28 2021 | 7:08 am EST Kizzy Catwoman

I am either the most enlightened android user ever, or the dumbest. The most obvious feature not on my Samsung s10 phone is the ability to mark a message as unread after I have read it. All day long I get texts that I need to reply to later. Spoiler alert: I forget and important things are falling through the cracks. My rinky-dink solution at this point is to forward the message to myself and hope I don't accidentally open it again. Not only am I shocked this doesn't exist, I am mystified that there is so little information/complaints about this when Google searching for a solution. That tells me it does exist, but, I can't find the answer. I use both Textra and the native messaging app, but neither has an obvious answer. I feel like Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Sane or insane? Why doesn't this exist and/or why is no one else complaining about it???? It's so simple.....
It is a good point. I send texts my husband needs to keep for later as a scheduled text, or from a different phone so that he doesn't open them till he needs to, e.g. shopping lists. Being able to mark texts unread would be a really useful function.

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Feb 03 2021 | 2:44 am EST steve_ma

It's funny too read this post now. I've had this phone for almost 2 years. 5 mins ago I got a text (google messages) and went to mark it as unread because I wanted to respond to it later and was shocked I couldn't do it. I could have sworn I was able to do that. Apparently not.