How to Turn “Read receipts” On or Off in the Signal app

Turn read receipts on or off in Signal

This article provides a guide on how to control ‘Read receipts’ in the Signal app on mobile devices. This feature lets senders know if recipients have read their messages. Although unavailable in the desktop version, users can enable or disable ‘Read receipts’ on their mobiles based on preference, thus controlling their messaging experience.

This article explains how to turn “Read receipts” on or off in the Signal app on mobile devices.

Signal is a cross-platform popular messaging app. It allows users to send and receive encrypted messages, make voice and video calls, and share files from their devices, including computers.

When you install and set up the Signal Desktop app, you can choose to have it open automatically when you log in to your computer. The app also allows you to turn on or off call relay through Signals’ servers to avoid revealing your IP addressturn disappearing messages on or offchange notification content settings, and more.

The Signal mobile version allows users to turn “Read receipts” on or off, which isn’t available on the desktop version.

Read receipts are a feature in the Signal app that allows the sender to know if the recipient has received and read their message. Some users find this feature useful, while others may feel it pressures them to respond quickly.

Turning read receipts off can be a good option for those who prefer more control over their messaging experience. On the other hand, turning them on can help users confirm that their messages have been delivered and read, which can be useful in some situations.

Turn “Read receipts” on or off in Signal

As mentioned above, users can turn “Read receipts” on or off in the Signal mobile version of the app.

Here’s how to do it.

First, screen your apps and open the Signal app on your mobile device.

Open Signal app on mobile device

When the app opens, click your profile image to display the Settings menu or select the Settings and more (three vertical dots) button on the top right of your screen, then select Settings on the context menu.

Signal app settings menu

Click the “Privacy” tile on the Settings menu to open it.

Signal app settings menu privacy tile

On the Settings -> Privacy settings page, under Messaging, select the “Read receipts” tile. Then, toggle the switch button to the On position to enable it.

To disable it, toggle the switch button to the Off position.

Signal app settings menu privacy read receipts tile

That should do it!


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