I have noticed that swiping a message left to right in iOS Messages is suddenly pinning it instead of marking it read and it appears that the is no longer a quick way to mark a message read without opening it.

I am wondering if there is a way to change the behaviour back to how it was (mark message read by swiping left to right)?

Didn’t find any tips on that by googling.

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Unfortunately, there is no way to change that behaviour back, as can be done with emails.

You can still bulk mark messages as read by clicking on Edit > Select messages > Click on the messages > Read.

  • Thank! It’s a shame that this behaviour change is not optional. So frustrating when such things change in a “take it and cope with it” approach...
    – spektro37
    Commented Mar 28, 2021 at 18:54

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