When you click "see details," it will show you the time the message was sent as well as the time it was received. This is useful for messages that you want to respond to later.
But here's what I discovered: with Android texts, you can view the exact time it was sent and received by pressing and holding a RECEIVED message, going to the menu in the top right, and selecting View Details. This will pop up a new screen with the date and time stamped at the top of the message.
Gmail's From Inbox (on the Web) Gmail will open the message in the Inbox. Hover your mouse over the date in the header box. The complete date and time will be shown. Click the three vertically stacked dots next to the date to display the timestamp in the original message.
Navigate to Settings. Messages on Tap (the green icon with a white text bubble inside it). Enable Send Read Receipts. — When you read someone's message, they are alerted. If your recipient has read receipts enabled, you'll see "Read" beneath your message, along with the time it was read. They can also see how long you've had their message sitting in Your Inbox before reading it.
Place your finger on any text message and move it to the left side of the screen to view the timestamp. You can now see when each text in the thread was received. When you release go, the iPhone message timestamp returns to its hiding place. It's as simple as that!
Even then, you won't know if they read your message until they choose the 'Send Read Receipts' option in Settings > Messages. If they have the Send Read Receipts option enabled, you will notice that they have read your message directly beneath the message itself. Otherwise, your message wasn't read.
If you've already sent the message, you won't know for sure until the receiver responds. There is no such thing as peering into someone's email. Email has delivery and read receipts, but they must be requested when the communication is sent, not after. A recipient can always claim that they didn't get your message even though it arrived.
It is also possible that the person did receive your message, but they just don't want to respond. Sometimes people feel uncomfortable or insecure about their relationship with you reading their thoughts, so they will use the ignore feature to avoid feeling bad about themselves or their situation.
You can check to see if there were any problems with delivery by checking your spam folder. If it contains a file called "undeliverable-as-attempted-x.x.x.x", then the person didn't get your message. Where x.x.x.x is an IP address that belongs to the company you used to send the message from.
People sometimes misclick on messages they're trying to read later, which causes them to miss out on important information. To prevent this from happening to you, make sure you don't send more than one message every two hours.