How to Turn Off Read Receipts on iPhone and Android

Read receipts are a fantastic feature that assures that messages are read by both the sender and the receiver. Consider what would happen if read receipts were disabled. 

They won’t know whether or not we read the messages until you respond.

What are read receipts and how do they work?

Imagine you’re sending a message to your best buddy; if read receipts are enabled, you should receive a note that says “Delivered” when you send the message; but, if they read it, it will say “Read.” Reading receipts is based on this principle. The sender will be unable to see or monitor delivery or read alerts if these read receipts are disabled.

How can I disable read receipts on my iPhone?

We’ll show you how to disable read receipts on your iPhone using two approaches in this post. Let’s start by turning it off for all messages, and then we’ll try it for specific contacts. We’ll go over the first one fast.

On your iPhone, how can you turn off read receipts for all messages?

To turn off read receipts on iPhone, simply follow the steps below.

Step 1: On your iPhone, press and hold the Go to the Settings menu.

Step 2: Select Messages from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: At the bottom of the page, you’ll see an option labelled “Send Read Receipts.” It will be switched on by default.

Step 4: To turn off read receipts, slide that button.

As previously indicated, you can use the above procedures to disable read receipts for all texts on your iPhone. Let’s try to figure out how to disable read receipts for certain contacts now.

On your iPhone, how can you turn off read receipts for certain contacts?

Step 1: On your iPhone, go to Messages and open it.

Step 2: Choose a conversation for which you’d like to disable read receipts.

Step 3: Tap the info option next to the contact’s name at the top of the screen.

Step 4: Disable the ability to send read receipts by unchecking the box.

That’s it; you can now successfully test it with additional contacts who don’t require read receipts.

Next, we’ll see if we can disable read receipts on Android. Now, without further ado, let’s get to the meat of the matter.

On Android, how do you turn off read receipts?

You may also try these steps on an Android device. It’s the same thing we did with iOS. Let’s look at how to disable read receipts on Android.

Step 1: Go to Messages in the first step.

Step 2: In the corner of Messages, click the three-dot option.

Step 3: Choose your options.

Step 4: Select Chat Features from the drop-down menu.

Step 5: To turn off delivery receipts and read receipts, slide the toggle to off mode.

That’s all; you’ve completed the task in Android as well. When you complete Step 5, you will be able to turn off read receipts for your text messages, as well as another choice for multimedia. As a result, you have the option of trying both.

Please note that some Android devices may not have the ability to toggle on or off read receipts due to a lack of functionality. As a result, if your Android phone has a setting called “Send read receipts” in chat features or chat settings that is activated by default, please disable it to avoid engaging with reading receipts.

Only senders will be able to receive, track, and view receipts for any messages they may send. What else can we accomplish now that we’ve finished with Android? Now let’s see if we can apply this to other applications, such as third-party apps. We’re going to give WhatsApp a shot.

WhatsApp read receipts can be turned off.

Step 1: Go to your WhatsApp account and select Settings from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: From the drop-down menu, select Account.

Step 3: Go to the Privacy section.

Step 4: Scroll the toggle bar to the left to switch off the option named Read receipts.

You may now disable read receipts in third-party applications as well. We’ll also try to do it on Twitter. For direct messaging, you can use this function directly on Twitter.

How to Turn Off Twitter Read Receipts

Step 1: Open your Twitter account first.

Step 2: Select your profile photo from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: From the drop-down box, choose Account Settings.

Step 4: Select Privacy from the drop-down menu.

Step 5: Turn off direct message read receipts.

That’s it; you can now do it for both Twitter and WhatsApp. These procedures can be followed and the applied settings can be used in any application by just referencing it.

Third-party apps like Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram, on the other hand, do not offer the ability to turn off read receipts directly, but you can disable the active status.

You can see the messages in “Airplane mode,” which prevents senders from seeing read receipts until you reopen the app.

What other options do you have besides Facebook, Messenger, or Instagram?

Step 1: Put your phone in airoplane mode..

Step 2: Read the messages by opening the required applications ( for example if you are going to read messages from Instagram launch the Instagram app on your mobile)

Step 3: Read the messages (do not switch to Airplane mode).

Step 4: When you’ve done seeing the messages, close all background programmes using the multi-window section.

Step 5: Turn off Airplane mode (do this after closing all your background apps, else this will not work).

As a result, the sender will not know you read the messages until you open the app and the app refuses to sync. We can also try turning off the active status, so let’s go ahead and do that.

How do I turn off my Facebook active status?

Step 1: Open your Facebook account first.

Step 2: To access settings, tap the three lines in the corner.

Step 3: Go to the privacy and settings menu.

Step 4: Select options.

Step 5: Go to the section on Audience and Visibility.

Step 6: From the drop-down option, choose “Active.”

Step 7: Disable the option “show while you are active.”

You can now use Facebook without being logged in. However, in some areas, this will be displayed as recently active or active a few minutes ago.

Final Thoughts

Why is it so crucial to turn off read receipts? You may easily prevent unneeded and bulk messages because the sender will not receive or trace any delivery notification or read receipts of the message they may send, and it’s a fantastic tool to employ. You don’t have to do anything because it’s switched off; no one else will be able to access your message receipts or deliveries. So, adapt to future technological developments and cheerful messages by adapting and evolving!

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