How to

Turn Off Read Receipts On Skype

Reading notifications have become a staple in all messaging apps and even in professional network apps. The media messaging app is dedicated to showing you when a message was read but also when your message was delivered through Skype, which has long forgotten what people loved and used, added a read notification feature. At the time of writing this article, the feature is available on macOS, iOS, and Android. Even users of Windows 10 in internal compilations can use it. And those in the stable version will have access to it very soon. If you are not a fan of Skype read receipts, you can disable them. That’s how.

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How To Turn Off Read Receipts On Skype

  1. Open the Skype app on your phone.
  2. Tap on your name at the top. This will take you to your profile screen.
  3. On your profile screen, tap on the wheel button in the upper right corner to access the app settings.
  4. On the Skype settings screen, you will see different groups of settings you can manage.
  5. Go to Messaging Settings and disable the Send Read Receipts switch off.

As with all chat and messaging apps, if you disable reading confirmations on Skype. You will not be able to see if someone has read your message or not.

Skype is already telling you if you successfully sent your message and it is delivery.  It also tells you when contact was online for the last time. If contact is currently active and when someone is writing.

According to the short tests we have done, it seems that for now. This function depends on the version of the app that the other person is performing. If the person you are talking to is not yet running a version of Skype that supports read receipts. You are unable to get receipts and of course. But you can get read receipts for messages that you are receiving.

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If you don’t see the option to enable or disable read confirmations on Skype. Make sure you have the latest version of the app. For Windows 10 users, we are assuming here that the feature is available with the next Windows 10 update that is scheduling for the fall of this year. There are a few days left and there is one thing still not clear and that is if you want to skip or postpone the update before you get the initial errors that are identified and resolved, you can easily get this feature through an app update.

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