Read receipts are great, however, sometimes it isn’t appropriate to have them enabled, for example when you have a business. Good thing Apple gives you the option to keep them on or off. And with iOS 11, you can toggle read receipts on a per-contact basis.

Follow along to learn how…

iPhone: How to enable or disable read receipts for iMessage

  1. Open up Settings. Scroll down to Messages.
  2. Either toggle Send Read Receipts on or off depending on what you prefer.

To change this on a per contact basis, fire up the Messages app and open up the message thread in question. Tap on the i on the top right, and then toggle Send Read Receipts.

Toggling read receipts for iMessage, especially on a per-contact basis can be super useful, especially if you have an over-attached friend who won’t quit messaging you.

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