Skype adds read receipts2018-07-06 16:36 by Daniela
This week, Skype announced that its latest version (Skype 8.26.76) will finally include "read receipts," something that has been missing from the video calling service for quite some time.
Currently, read receipts are only available for Skype Insiders — those select users who are especially interested in Skype's latest and greatest updates. This also means that you'll only be able to test out the receipts with others who are also Skype Insiders, and who are therefore on the latest Insider build. Currently, the feature works in one-on-one conversations and in group chats with up to 20 people.
"Read receipts let you see who's seen your messages at a glance. When someone reads your message, their avatar appears beneath it in Skype chats enabling you to see how far someone has read in the conversation without tapping on every message," Microsoft says.
One thing to note — if you mark a conversation or message as unread to remind yourself to go back to it later, the read receipts will not be affected (which is to say that people will still know that you've seen the message). So if you start seeing new little heads pop up in your Skype chats in the near future, you’ll know know exactly what those mean.
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