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    Instagram Introduces Option to Hide Read Status in DMs

    After Extensive Testing, Instagram Introduces Option to Hide Read Receipts in Direct Messages.

    Instagram has rolled out a new feature allowing users to control the visibility of read receipts in their direct messages. Similar to WhatsApp’s functionality, this update empowers users to read messages without alerting the sender.

    Instagram Introduces Option to Hide Read Status in DMs, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    Image: Engadgets

    This feature, similar to WhatsApp’s blue tick feature, offers users greater discretion in managing their message interactions. By hiding the ‘Seen’ indicator, users can browse messages at their own pace, free from the pressure of immediate responses.

    To use this option and maintain privacy:

    1. Navigate to ‘Settings and Privacy’
    2. Locate ‘Messages and Story Replies’
    3. Choose ‘Show Read Receipts’
    4. Disable ‘Read Receipts’

    With this feature, Instagram users gain more control over their messaging experience, ensuring a tailored and more comfortable interaction.

    Main image: Pune News

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