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How to turn off read receipts in Facebook Messenger, Apple iMessage, WhatsApp

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Apple’s iMessage-these three applications all have a read receipt function, which can notify the sender when the recipient reads the message. Reading receipts is an important part of communication through messaging applications. It allows users to know whether their message has been seen by the recipient. WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and iMessage support the read receipt function, which informs the sender that their message has been read in different ways. However, if you want to make things more private and don’t allow senders to know when you read their messages, you can turn off these read receipts at any time. For example, if you keep a read receipt on WhatsApp, when the recipient has read the message, a blue check mark will appear next to the message.

We have compiled a step-by-step guide on how to turn off reading receipts on apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Apple’s iMessage.

How to turn off read receipts in WhatsApp

To turn off the read receipt on WhatsApp, please follow the steps below.

  1. Open the WhatsApp application.Click on Three dots The icon in the upper right corner of the screen.Click on Set up.

  2. used to be Set up, Click Account> Privacy.

  3. One option is called Read receipt It can be found here. Turn it off to disable it in personal chat. You cannot disable read receipts for group chats.

How to turn off read receipts in iMessage

Turning off read receipts on iMessage requires a few more steps than WhatsApp.

  1. Go to information Apps on iOS devices.

  2. go with Set up And click leave a message.

  3. One option is called Send reading receipt It can be found here. Turn it off to completely disable the feature.

  4. If you want to disable read receipts for a specific chat, go to the user’s chat and click on the user’s profile picture.

  5. select information Icon and close Send reading receipt Options.

How to turn off the read receipt on Facebook Messenger

Unfortunately, in Facebook Messenger, there is no option to disable read receipts. There is an option called Active On in the settings, which helps to disable the Active Now banner attached to your name every time you go online. It also shows the last time you were online. Turning off this option will not let your friends see this information.​​This can be done by entering Messenger app> Click the profile icon> “Open” from the activity> Switch it to “Close”. However, there is another solution to read the message without letting the sender know.

  1. When you receive a new message on Facebook Messenger, you only need to download it from your phone’s Set up, This will disable the Internet and network connections on the device.

  2. Then, you can open Messenger and view messages without an Internet connection.

  3. After reading, close the app and slide it out of the app drawer.

  4. You can turn off airplane mode now. This way, the sender will not be notified that you have read their messages until you open the application again.

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Tasneem Akolawala is a senior reporter for Advertisement Shout. Her reporting expertise covers smartphones, wearable devices, apps, social media and the entire technology industry. She reported from Mumbai and wrote about the ups and downs of India’s telecommunications industry. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter via @MuteRiot, and clues, tips and announcements can be sent to tasneema@Advertisement

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