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Read receipts are available in Skype on Android (6.0+), Android tablet, iPhone, iPad, desktop and Web .

What are read receipts in Skype?

Read receipts show you exactly who has read your message in real-time. You'll see a miniature version of your contacts' avatar right underneath the point in the conversation that they've read up to. Select one of the mini avatars to see a full summary of who's read the conversation.

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Read receipts are enabled by default and available in one-to-one conversations, or in groups with less than twenty participants.

Why don't I see read receipts?

If you have read receipts enabled and notice some missing, there are a few reasons why you might not see them.

  • You won't see read receipts for any recipeint who has turned them off.

  • If a recipient has their presence status set to invisible, read receipts are automatically turned off until they change their presence status.

  • The recipient may be on a version of skype that doesn't support read receipts.

  • You will not receive a read receipt if the recipient has blocked you.

How to turn read receipts off, or back on again:

  1. Select your profile picture .

  2. Select Settings .

  3. Select Messaging .

  4. Toggle Send read receipts off or on .

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