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IN Science & Technology ON 13 Apr, 2016
WhatsApp and Facebook have become the most popular social platforms among people that let them associate with people, friends or relatives. Every messaging app nowadays, from iMessage to Facebook or WhatsApp, forces us on sending "read receipts" which notifies you about all who have seen and read your messages and vice-versa.
Thanks to 'read receipts' notifications as this can be helpful to us but on the other hand, it can tell when someone is ignoring you and this can create annoyance.
So, for you all, I have listed a few tricks that will help you turn off the reading feature.
Both the apps WhatsApp and Facebook shove new messages to your device in the form of a notification. This means regardless of whether or not, you fetch the new message, the data arrives on the device promptly. So this makes fair enough to get aware about the message without actually opening it.
If you receive banner notifications and get a message or two without actually triggering a read receipt of your messenger app, then it would definitely help you in ignoring the messages of those whose you want to.
Enable airplane mode to temporarily block your Internet connection. Since all the messages already get appeared on your device so enabling this flight mode will prevent the people from knowing that you have checked them.
This is how you can turn airplane mode on in an android phone.
This way the airplane mode will escape you from sending that pesky read receipt. This method can work in Messenger and WhatsApp as well.
When you turn off the Airplane mode and connect to Internet back, you will get every message of the sender but the people will still not be able to know when you read their messages.
WhatsApp with its advanced feature of 'read receipts' allows for the blue checkmark when someone sees the message. But when you toggle it off, it becomes impossible to know when someone read your message or when you read theirs.
Disabling the 'read receipt' option for Facebook messages is super easy when you operate Facebook on the desktop, but it has a demerit that we can't turn off the option for the Messenger app. For this, Unseen is a Facebook app that helps you to disable it.