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    What are read receipts in Skype?

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    Read receipts are available in Skype version 8 on Android (6.0+), Android tablet, iPhone, iPad, and desktop.

    What are read receipts in Skype?
    Read receipts show you exactly who has read your message in real-time.  You'll see a miniature version of your contacts' avatar right below the point in the conversation that they've read up to. Select one of the mini avatars to see a full summary of who's read the conversation. 

    read receipts

    Read receipts are enabled by default and available in one-to-one conversations, or in groups with less than twenty participants. 


    Why don't I see read receipts?

    If you have read receipts enabled and notice some missing, there are a few reasons why you might not see them. 
     
    • You won't see read receipts for any recipeint who has turned them off. 
    • If a recipient has their presence status set to invisible, read receipts are automatically turned off until they change their presence status. 
    • The recipient may be on a version of skype that doesn't support read receipts. 
    • You will not receive a read receipt if the recipient has blocked you.  
     


    How to turn read receipts off, or back on again:

    1. Select your profile picture
    2. Select Settings.
    3. Select Messaging.
    4. Toggle Send read receipts off or on

    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling