You will know when your co-parent first views your messages because that view information is logged within the message thread even if they do not post a reply. Older messages can also be searched for by their topic to see if your co-parent has viewed them. All time and date-stamped view information is also recorded in your Messaging Record.
Once a message is successfully posted, both parents have equal and immediate access to it. Messages are not really “sent” to your co-parent in the same way they are with email. You can think of TalkingParents as a shared whiteboard on which each parent can write. TalkingParents maintains the whiteboard, so both parents have equal access to the same Record at all times.
Our system automatically sends an email notification when a parent has a new message to view, but that reminder does not contain any part of the message itself. A parent must sign into their account to view any new messages posted by their co-parent.
Please see the below screenshots for an example of what the view information will look like on the TalkingParents website and mobile app:
TalkingParents Mobile App: