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Instagram: Disable read recipients in DMs

Get to know more about the new Instagram update and whether it’ll be replicated on other apps

Instagram: Disable read recipients in DMs

Instagram will soon allow users to have the choice of using the read recipients feature in direct messages.

Details of new IG update

This means that even if you have read someone’s message, they won’t see the ‘seen’ label which is found below the message.

As frustrating as that might be for some, Mark Zuckerberg and Adam Mosseri have announced on their Instagram Broadcast channels that the change is just being tested at the moment.

Comments from Mosseri

Mosseri said “We heard your feedback and have started testing a new feature that lets you turn read receipts off in your DMs. Soon, people will be able to choose when to let others see when they’ve read their messages.”

Instagram: Disable read recipients in DMs

What about Messenger?

However, what was not mentioned in the announcement was whether the new feature would also be replicated on Messanger. If the feature is successful on Instagram, then there may be potential changes to the other apps.

Keep an eye out on your messages and let us know if they are being read (or not) by tagging us @itplive on Instagram and @itpliveme on X.

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