Some people love read receipts. Some people hate read receipts. If you fall into the latter camp and you use Microsoft Teams, you’ll be glad to know that you can turn off read receipts for direct messages.
By default, users of Microsoft Teams can turn off read receipts, but your admins can change that to force read receipts to be on. If that’s the case, you can’t turn them off, but you can avoid sending them, to an extent. We’ll cover that as well.
How to Turn Off Read Receipts
In Microsoft Teams, click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the window and select “Settings.”
Navigate to the “Privacy” tablet and toggle off “Read Receipts.”
If you have any chats open in separate windows, you’ll need to close and reopen them for this to take effect in those chats. But otherwise, this works immediately.
How to Avoid Sending Read Receipts
If your administrators have forced read receipts to be on for everyone, then you won’t be able to turn this setting off. However, read receipts are only triggered when you open a chat, so as long as you don’t open the chat, a read receipt won’t be sent.
This means that you can be a little sneaky by changing your