When using Facebook Messenger to talk to family and friends or maybe stranger, it has an advantage and also a disadvantage. One of the advantages is that you don't have to share your number with the person you are talking, so it is an advantage to those who do not want to share their privacy.
However, some people do not like the fact that the sender gets to know when their messages are being read on Facebook Messenger. There will be people who like this, but there will also be those who don't. In case you are among the latter and feel compelled to reply immediately even in situations when it's not practical, we have some help to offer. There is a hack which lets you do this.
The best and the most effective way to do this is to stop the app from dealing with the internet. And you can do this by switching the Airplane Mode on. So whenever you receive a message on Facebook Messenger and you don't want the sender to know that you have read it, switch on the Airplane Mode on your smartphone.
So today, you are going to learn How to Restrict Messenger from telling Your Pen Friends When You read Their Messages. Let's get started.
On Android or iPhone
If you have an Android smartphone, just drag down the top bar on your phone to look at the settings. Press on the Airplane icon there to activate Flight mode. If you don't find the icon in the drop-down menu, you will find the option in the Settings of your smartphone.
And in case you use an iPhone, just drag up the Settings from the bottom of your phone's screen and press on the Airplane icon.
Once the Flight mode is on in your phone, you can go to Facebook Messenger, read the message and then switch the Flight mode off. The sender wouldn't get to know that you have read the message.
If you use Chrome, you'll be aware that there are a number of apps that can make the user experience better. Open a new Chrome tab and click on the colorful square grid on the upper left-hand corner called Apps. This will open the menu of from where you can access Docs, Gmail, YouTube, Web Store, etc. Select Web Store and search for Unseen for Facebook.
This app automatically blocks read receipts on Facebook Messenger. Click on Add to Chrome button to install the extension. After the extension is installed, you'll see a blue circular icon on the right of your Search bar on the top. Click on it and select the options you find suitable for your Messenger experience.