Skype has finally recognized the importance of adding read receipts to its chat program. It’s one of the most requested features from its users. But, of course, not all users would want to enable it.
The read receipts function allows the recipient to know that you’ve seen your message. Their avatar will turn up and you will realize how up to date they are with your discussion.
Presently, the function operates in individual discussions or one-on-one chat. It also works with group talks with as much as 20 individuals. To make it work, the individuals that you talk with will have to install the most up to date Skype Preview build.
Lastly, for those who are not used to sending read receipts, they could just disable it by going to the Privacy section of the settings menu. The Read receipts will also be disabled if you have an Invisible status.
If you wish to check out read receipts, the function is offered in preview build throughout Android, iOS and desktop clients for Linux, Mac, and Windows. If this testing works out, we’ll see it turn out to every user soon.
The Read Receipts of Skype works the same way as in the iMessage conversation as it allows a person to recognize you have opened your message and probably review it. On Facebook, it is the Seen notification. This feature makes it difficult to declare deniability. That’s why some people don’t want to use it.
However, there are some who are a strong advocate of this function. They urge everyone to use it because it is a staple of online communication etiquette for adults.
Read Receipts require you to be a sincere, responsible adult. For example, if a person invites you to have dinner with your other friends, you could easily deny that you didn’t read the message by not enabling this function. Then again, if this function is enabled, the person recognizes that you saw the invite. The standard decency will force you to respond truthfully whether or not you want to go. It is said to be a more ethical solution than just denying that you didn’t read it.
This function will also save you time and unnecessary stressing over your reaction. If you don’t check your phone for messages every five minutes, then read receipts will be useful for preventing upset messages and lots of aggressive emojis. Because you’ve conditioned your buddies to anticipate read receipts from you and they don’t see them for some time, they could relax and they would understand you that you don’t deliberately disregard them. They’ll just think that you’re just busy socializing with other individuals or doing something else. Either way, it’s a win-win for all parties.
This new feature will not guarantee that Skype will boost its number of active users. Some may not even use it for privacy reasons. However, others will surely enable it, especially if they wish to know their clients that they’ve read their messages. There are tons of reasons you need to enable but there are also reasons you shouldn’t consider enabling it.