The blue dot on Samsung text messages indicates that someone else is using Samsung messages. This allows you to see who has read your messages and who is typing something to you.
So now you know what that blue dot means. In this article, we discuss almost everything you need to know about those dots and other related indications next to text messages and contacts. Welcome to Enplugged.
What does the blue dot mean on Android text?
The blue dot next to contacts indicates that the other person has an RCS-compatible phone in its most basic form. If both your phone and the other person’s phone are connected to an RCS network, the blue dot will appear in their contact.
The messaging app scans your contacts to see who uses RCS-compatible phones and displays a blue dot next to them.
This means you can chat with that contact and send and receive messages. You can also send and receive full-resolution image files. You should be able to send uncompressed video files to contacts with the blue dot now that your character limit has been increased.
So, if you see a blue dot next to contacts on a Samsung phone or any other Android device, know that you can do more than just send and receive standard text messages.
If the other person has a Samsung phone, for example, it’s possible that profile sharing is enabled and the dot is showing both of you online updates. As a result, you can see when someone is reading a text or typing.
How Do I Get Rid Of A Blue Dot From A Contact?
On your Samsung device, you can remove the blue dot from the contacts icon. Click the three dots in the upper right corner of your text message app.
Then select advanced messages and disable them. It will inform you of the benefits and drawbacks of disabling this feature before turning it off. The blue dot next to contacts will vanish once disabled.
Alternatively, follow the steps below:
- Navigate to Messages.
- To the upper right, tap on the three dots (vertical dots).
- Select Settings.
- Select Chat Settings.
- Disable Chat Features
- After that, scroll down and select Default Message Type.
- Choose between text and multimedia.
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The messaging app looks at your contacts, connects to your carrier’s database, and determines how many of them have RCS-capable phones and RCS network infrastructure. It marks the contacts with a blue dot if they have met the requirements for sending and receiving messages in chat mode.
Yellow dot after Gmail contact; what does it mean?
Gmail Chat has a set of colored dots that indicate the status of contacts on your chat list. A yellow dot indicates that the contact is idle and may be unable to respond to your instant message. He could have taken a break from his computer or been preoccupied.
In contrast to the red dot, which indicates that a contact’s computer is busy, the yellow dot only indicates that a contact’s computer is idle. The yellow dot does not specify why the person is absent or even if he is absent at all.
You can still send this person an instant message, and he may or may not respond right away. Sending someone instant messages repeatedly will not make him respond any faster.
Some related FAQs.
What exactly is Samsung chat mode?
RCS, also known as Chat, is an enhanced messaging experience on Android devices that is similar to iMessage or WhatsApp and is an upgrade to simple text/SMS. Chat is supported by Google’s Android platform and can be accessed via Google’s Android Messages app or Samsung’s Messages app.
Is it possible to tell if someone read your text message without using read receipts on Android?
Navigate to Chat, Text Messages, or Conversations. Tap More Settings if this option isn’t on the first page that appears.
Depending on your phone and what you want to do, toggle the Read Receipts, Send Read Receipts, or Request Receipt toggle switches on or off.
What is the distinction between a text and an SMS message?
Text Messaging (Texting) and Short Message Service (SMS) are the same things. It is a method of sending and receiving short messages to and from mobile phones.
SMS was first defined in 1985 as part of the GSM series of standards as a means of sending messages of up to 160 characters to and from GSM mobile handsets.
What is the green dot next to Android’s contact information?
The green dot indicates that the contact is connected to IM chat. In your contacts app, you’ll also notice a green dot on the contact detail.
How do I remove the orange dot from my iPhone screen?
The dot cannot be disabled because it is part of an Apple privacy feature that alerts you when apps use different phone elements. To change it to an orange square, go to Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size and toggle on Differentiate Without Color.