Read receipts in Teams for your personal life let people know when you’ve seen their messages, and let you know when they’ve seen yours. When a message is read, a Seen notification  Seen notification will appear next to the message in the chat window. Otherwise, you'll just see a confirmation that your message was Sent  Sent notification.

Read receipts are enabled by default, and are available in group chats and one-on-one chats.

A read message in Teams

To see who’s read your message in a chat, tap and hold the message, then tap Read by.

The message options window in Teams showing read receipts           The Read by screen in Teams

Tip: Everyone will have to have read receipts turned On for messages to be counted as Read.

To turn read receipts on or off:

  1. Tap your profile picture or More More button, then tap Settings  Settings button.

  2. Tap Messaging  Chat button.

  3. Switch the Read receipts slider to toggle on or off.

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For more help, contact support or ask a question in the Microsoft Teams Community.

Read receipts are enabled by default, and are available in group chats and one-on-one chats. 

Teams desktop screenshot of a read receipt notification.

To see who's read your message in a chat, hover over the message and select More options  More options button, then select Read by.

Teams desktop screenshot of a read receipt.

Tip: Everyone will have to have read receipts turned On for messages to be counted as Read.

To turn read receipts on or off:

  1. Select Settings and more  More options button  near your profile picture.

  1. Select Settings  Settings button.

  2. Select Privacy  Privacy tab.

  3. Switch the Read receipts slider to toggle on or off.

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For more help, contact support or ask a question in the Microsoft Teams Community.

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