Use read receipts for messages

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 icon  Teams seen icon  will appear next to the message in the chat window. Otherwise, you'll just see a confirmation that your message was Sent  Teams presence online icon .

Read receipts are enabled by default, and are available in group chats and one-to-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. Select the Menu icon More button .

  2. Select Settings  Settings button .

  3. Select Messaging  Open chat button .

  4. Move 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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