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Does Bumble have read receipts?

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Amongst the sea of dating apps available these days, Bumble has made a special place for itself thanks to its female-oriented design. The app gives women all the control, especially when it comes to messaging as the match expires if women don’t text their matches within the first 24 hours. 

However, as is common with a lot of messaging and dating apps these days, read receipts have become a rather important part of texting, especially when it comes to dating apps. Knowing if your message has been read or not can be a good indication of what to do next.

Also read: How does Bumble work?

Read Reciepts on Bumble

To put it simply, no, Bumble doesn’t have read receipts for its messages.

This means that the other user won’t be able to tell if you’ve read their message or not, and the same goes for you as well. Unlike other apps, it also doesn’t inform the other user if you take a screenshot of the chat. This is probably for the better because of a number of privacy reasons.

This approach has its advantages and disadvantages. Not triggering a read receipt means that the recipient doesn’t have any pressure to reply soon thinking that the other person knows that their message has been read. This lets people carefully consider their replies and come up with better ones. 

However, that doesn’t mean that the app keeps users completely in the dark. They will be able to see when their message gets sent and then delivered. This does give users some certainty about whether or not their message has been read or at least seen by the recipient. There is no way of knowing that your message has been read with absolute certainty at the moment. 

Also read: How to delete your Bumble account? Snooze feature explained

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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