Sometimes you just need to know exactly when you sent a message, or when somebody sent you a message. Maybe you're eagerly waiting on a reply, or want to check how long ago somebody promised they'd be 'five minutes'. On an iPhone this is not immediately visible unlike other phones, but we are going to tell you the simple way to find out!
Step 1 Go to your messages and open the desired message thread.
Step 2 Tap down anywhere in the conversation area and swipe from right to left.
Step 3 The time stamps for each message should be revealed on the right. Once you let go they will disappear again.