How To Video: Hide your text message preview
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Brian Tong shows you how to avoid awkward text message situations on the iPhone and Android platforms.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:07 >>[background music] You might find yourself in a situation where an embarrassing or compromising text message shows up when you don't want it to. We're gonna show you how to hide your text messages on an iPhone or Android phone, if you want to keep those messages private. On an iPhone go to your settings, then messages and you'll see an option for show/preview. Turn that off and from then on you won't see previews of your text messages. It will still show the name of the person who sent it. If you want to be as secretive as James Bond, you can change that person's name and no one will know who came it from. Now an Android phone, when you receive a message, it shows up in your notification status bar but if you don't like that, open up the messaging app, go to your settings and under notification settings, remove the checkmark to display the messages. You won't be notified when you get a message but no one else will either. A lot of Android users also have apps that display a pop up window whenever they receive a text message so you can go into the settings of an app like SMS popup and handset and turn it off when you don't want your messages to be seen. Sure this sounds a little shady and some people might use this if they're up to no good, but this also helps keep the messages you want private to stay private. I'm Brian Tong with [background music] CNET.com with your text message how to. Use it wisely.

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