Read Receipts have been here within iOS’s messaging thread for years. The messaging feature allows you to know the recipient has viewed your message or vice versa. This could be a handy feature, but it may become a cause of annoyance or lead to some privacy issues some time. With iOS 10, you now can enable Read Receipts for individual contacts while still disabling Read Receipts in Messages for all your contacts.
In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to enable Read Receipts for individual contacts in Messages for iOS. Before we begin, make sure that you are now running iOS 10 or newer, so you can have access to the individual Send Read Receipt feature.
Steps to enable Read Receipts for individual contacts in Messages for iOS
Step one: First and foremost, you are supposed to launch the Messages app on your iPhone and head to an individual messaging thread
Step two: Once you are done, you simply need to tap the “i” button located at the top-right corner of the screen
Step three: You will be taken to the “Details” page where you will see more settings for your messages including Send My Current Location, Share My Location, Do not Disturb and Send Read Receipts. All you have to do is to tap on the toggle next to Send Read Receipts to set that specific contact to see read receipts from you
Step four: Once you are done, the recipient will see the little grey “Read” indicator under the messaging bubble once you have viewed their message, rather than the “Delivered” indicator
You can repeat the above process to enable Read Receipts for other messaging threads and individual contacts you desire. You can easily turn off Read Receipts for individual contacts by toggling “Read Send Receipts” switch to OFF.
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