Typing Indicator | 2022

 

If you use Apple's iMessage, then you know about the "typing awareness indicator" — those three tantalising dots that appear on your screen to show you when someone on the other end of your text is typing a response. The bubble, in fact, doesn't always appear when someone is typing, or disappear when someone stops typing. It's a bit more complicated than that. For example, the bubble doesn't show up if you haven't texted with the person who's texting you for a while. Once that conversation is initiated, though, the bubble gets going. And the indicator doesn't always disappear when someone stops typing. In 2015 Slate.com did a series of tests to find out exactly how the dots work. Watch that video HERE  It turns out that if you start typing something, but stop before sending the text (and don't delete what you've entered), the bubbles remain. The other person may think you're typing, but you could have just entered some text and then decided not to send it. The indicator only disappears 60 seconds after you started the text. Reference: Business Insider