Show user is typing indicator in contact list
The new contact list doesn't seem to show the "user is typing" "..." like the recent conversations does. So please add this to the contact list as well.
I think you are confusing this with either "message received" bold of the name or the user is typing notification just above the message box. This idea is about the indicator next to the name in the contact list.
An option to show part of the latest message as in the recent view would also be nice.
Brandon Cole commented
I'm seeing other users typing just fine regardless of whether I'm on Recent or Contacts.