Does TikTok have read receipts?


Does TikTok Have Read Receipts?

If you are wondering whether TikTok has read receipts, then this article will answer your question. 

Read receipts are one of the most essential features of any app that supports messaging. It helps you to know if the message you have sent has been read or not. This feature is available on most social apps like WhatsApp, Snapchat, and Instagram.

But, the question is: Does TikTok have read receipts? In this post, we will discuss the same. Let’s dive into the details.

Does TikTok have read receipts? (2023)

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Yes, it was a recently added featured, but TikTok does indeed have read receipts now on direct messages.

TikTok's direct messaging feature allows users to share videos and have private conversations within the app. The messages have a read receipt option that enables users to know if their messages have been viewed. While commenting on a video is an option, some users prefer the privacy of messaging. TikTok's read receipts can help users keep track of which messages have been read. If a user does not want this option, they can disable it.

How to turn Off/On read receipts on TikTok

Finally, TikTok can receive read receipts. Read receipts allow you to see if someone has read your direct message and vice versa. Much like the profile view history feature, you will know if someone has read your TikTok message only when both of you have read receipts turned on.

To turn read receipts off or on:

  1. Tap Profile in the bottom right.
  2. Tap the 3-line icon in the top right.
  3. Tap Settings and privacy.
  4. Tap Privacy, then tap Direct messages.
  5. Below Message preferences, toggle off/on the switch next to Read receipts to disable/enable it.

If you are someone who doesn't want others to know you have read their message, you can choose to turn it off. However, keep in mind that if it is disabled, you will never know if someone has read your message.

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