iOS 7: How to See the Time Stamp of Each Bubble in Messages

Messages in iOS 7 are very economical in their presentation. Not every message bubble is time stamped. Here's a quick tip on how to reveal the time of every bubble.


Let's say you're reviewing a message stream and you really need to see the exact time of each message. Or one in particular. The default presentation doesn't provide that. For example:

The default view.

To show the time of each message:

  1. Pick any bubble on the display.
  2. Swipe left and hold.
  3. Release when done.

You'll see something like this.

Each bubble's time is revealed.

That's all there is to it! If there's any lesson here, iOS 7 teaches us to become swipeaholics.


Teaser image credit:  Apple