Skype Insider Preview // 8.26+ // Available for Android 6+ and iOS 10+ devices and in the desktop clients for Windows, Linux and Mac // Introducing Read receipts

Hello, Skype Insiders! 

We're introducing read receipts in preview build 8.26.76 and wanted to share some info on how it works.  

Read receipts let you see who's seen your messages at a glance. When someone reads your message, their avatar appears beneath it in Skype chats enabling you to see how far someone has read in the conversation without tapping on every message. 

The feature is available in 1:1 conversations and group chats with 20 or fewer people.This feature is available just for Insiders, so you can test it with your contacts who are also on the latest Insider build.

If you don't want people to see you've read their messages, go to Settings / Messaging to disable this feature. And keeping with the spirit of Invisible mode, read receipts are disabled when you set your presence to Invisible. However, to see others' read receipts, you need to have it enabled yourself, too.

Note: If you manually mark a conversation or specific message as unread, the read receipts won't be affected. 

So, keep your eyes posted for those new little heads in your chats and let us know what you think!  

Thank you for supporting Skype!

The Skype Team

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I cant find the options for the "Read receipts"
which version? I am stuck a 8.25 :( … don't know how to update to 8.26!
- The BlueWave is on the earth -
I can't find the read receipt in my skype 

Hi - We've just updated our instructions to enable read receipts, please see the updated image in the article as a reference. Go to Settings / Messaging, you should see it there.

We're slowly enabling this feature for everyone, you should be seeing it in the coming days if you're not seeing it available now. 


Thanks and now working for me and only i can see few of them in this.

Might be they are using the Old version.

Thank You

Given that Settings / Messaging doesn't exist on the Desktop version. of 8.26....

Update: I see the feature in Settings in 8.27.

You should download and install the Skype Insider Preview version of Skype. Just google for 'Skype Insider Preview'.
when update for android 5?

I've just installed the insider preview build and the feature is still not there, even after it was made generally available in the public build Please advise.

I just looked in, which is the latest public release. It's not there.

That doesn't explain how the perpetually laggard UWP Preview version didn't get it a long time ago, when Skype 8 Insider did. I think it goes to show that, once again, the limits of UWP are constantly putting up roadblocks for MS. Even the high-tech concept of a tray icon can't be done (yet).

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