How to Enable or Disable Read Receipts on LinkedIn

  • By default, LinkedIn shows read receipts and typing indicators to people you chat with.
  • Read receipts don’t start until you accept a message and don’t apply to InMail messages.
  • You can control read receipts in the Communications section of the Settings menu.

Whether you’re messaging for work or for social media, everyone wants to know if and when a message was received and read. LinkedIn makes it relatively easy to find out – the professional social network offers read receipts that indicate when a message was opened.

But you don’t have to use read receipts; If you’d rather keep private if you’ve read someone’s message, you can turn off read receipts.

How read receipts work on LinkedIn

By default, read receipts are enabled on LinkedIn, which means other people can see when you open and read regular direct messages. In addition to read receipts, users may see a typing indicator when you actively type a reply to an existing thread.

There are a few exceptions. Even with read receipts enabled, users only see receipts in an active conversation – there are no read receipts until you accept a message request. Additionally, LinkedIn does not display read receipts or typing indicators for InMail messages.

How to Enable or Disable Read Receipts on the LinkedIn Website

You can enable or disable read receipts on the web:

1. Open LinkedIn in a web browser and sign in to your LinkedIn account, if necessary.

2. Click on Me in the menu bar at the top of the page, then choose Settings and Privacy.

The LinkedIn webpage.

You can find the settings in the menu under your profile picture on the website.

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3. Click on Communication in the left pane.

4. In the Messaging experience section, click Read receipts and keystroke indicators.

5. Use the button to rotate Delivery Indicators On or off.

LinkedIn settings on the webpage.

You can enable and disable delivery indicators such as read receipts from the settings menu.

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How to Enable or Disable Read Receipts in the LinkedIn Mobile App

You can also control read receipts in the LinkedIn app:

1. Start the LinkedIn application.

2. Press your profile icon at the top of the screen, then tap Settings.

The LinkedIn mobile app menu.

Tap your profile icon to find LinkedIn settings.

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3. Faucet Communication.

4. In the Messaging experience section, touch Read receipts and keystroke indicators.

5. Use the button to rotate Delivery Indicators On or off.

LinkedIn mobile app settings.

You can control read receipts from the Communications section of the settings menu.

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