Enabling or Disabling “Read receipts” for Microsoft Teams on Windows 11

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The article provides a guide for utilizing the “Read receipts” feature in Microsoft Teams on Windows 11. This feature, which can be turned on/off, informs others when their messages have been seen. Turning on this feature allows tracking of read messages and gives assurance of an expected response, while turning it off aids in maintaining…

This article explains how to turn on a “Read receipts” feature in Microsoft Teams that lets people know when you’ve seen their messages in Windows 11.

The Microsoft Teams app is a communication platform that helps bring people together to get things done. Users can set up meetings, chats, video calls, communities, and more.

When communicating with Teams, you can turn “Read receipts” on or off to let people know you’ve seen their messages. If you don’t want to provide those details to others, you can turn “Read receipts” off.

Users might want to turn “Read receipts” on or off for various reasons. Turning it on can help you acknowledge that you’ve seen someone’s message and provide them with an assurance that you’ll respond soon.

It also helps you track the messages you’ve read and the ones you haven’t. On the other hand, turning it off can help you maintain your privacy and avoid giving others a reason to follow up with you if you’re not ready to respond.

Turn “Read receipts” on or off in Microsoft Teams

As mentioned above, users can turn on a feature that lets others know you’ve seen their message and will respond. Or turn it off and avoid giving others a reason to follow up with you when you are not ready to respond.

Here’s how to do it

First, launch the app by clicking the Start menu and selecting it on the All Apps list.

Turn on or off automatically starting Microsoft Teams

You can also launch the app from the Taskbar or Taskbar overflow.

Turn on or off automatically starting Microsoft Teams

The Teams mini window app will open when you launch it at first. Click the expansion button on the menu bar to open the full Teams window.

Turn on or off automatically starting Microsoft Teams

Click the Settings and more ( …) button next to your profile picture in the full Teams window and select Settings on the menu.

Turn on or off automatically starting Microsoft Teams

On the Settings page, select the Privacy tab on the left. On the right, under Read receipts, toggle the switch button to the On position to turn it on.

To turn it off, toggle the switch button back to the Off position.

Turn read receipts on or off for Microsoft Teams

Exit the Team app when you are done.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn “Read receipts” on or off. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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