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Does GroupMe have read receipts?

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Groupme is a group messaging app owned by Microsoft. Groupme is a simple and easy way to stay in touch with friends and family. It even allows users without smartphones to join the chats. Like the app name suggests, this app is made for groups; it helps organise larger groups of people. It is popular with individuals and businesses looking for easy communication.

Read receipts have now become a common feature in every messaging app. Read receipts allow users to see whether the message they have sent to other users has been read or not; every messaging app with a read receipts feature allows users to turn it on/off at their own discretion.

This article discusses whether GroupMe has a read receipts feature for direct messages and group messages.

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Do group chats have read receipts on GroupMe?

No, group chats on GroupMe don’t have read recipts.

Unfortunately, Groupme does not have any feature that lets you know who reads your messages. The only way you can know that someone has read your message on Groupme is when someone reacts or replies to your messages in group chats.

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Do direct messages on GroupMe have read receipts?

Yes, direct messages on GroupMe has read receipts feature.

For direct messages, Groupme has a read receipts feature; when you send a direct message to another user, it will show you a ‘sent’ status below the message, and when the user reads the message, it will show you the ‘read’ status below the message. Just like other apps, Groupme allows you to turn on/off the read receipts feature for direct messages.

How to turn on/off the read receipts feature for DMs on GroupMe?

If you want to know how to turn off/on the read receipts feature of Groupme for DMs, then follow the steps below:

  • Open the Groupme app and tap on the Profile (person) icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • On the next page, tap on the Settings option.
  • On the settings page, under message delivery, tap on Send read receipts for DMs option to turn off/on the read receipts for DMs.

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Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: [email protected]