The redesigned iOS 7 no longer displays a timestamp above each message (sent and received), but there is still a way to see the precise time each SMS went in and out.
Just enter a convo and swipe from right to left. You’ll be instantly presented with an awesome timeline, as depicted in the screenshot above.
It’s a nice touch because it keeps the clutter out of your conversation and enables you to gain instant knowledge of the time each message was sent with a simple flick of the finger.
But those God-awful graphics! Honestly, am I the only one who misses the glossy text bubbles in iOS 6? I’m not against the whole shebang regarding iOS 7's new looks, but the old Messages app had flair. This new one just hurts my retina.