This sneaky iPhone hack is the perfect solution for nosey people

iphone messaging hack
(Image credit: Hannah Rooke)

There are two types of people in this world: those who have read receipts on and those who will do anything they can to make sure nobody knows when a message has been read. I’m definitely the latter, so when I discovered that there is a way to preview a message without sending a read receipt I was pretty elated. 

I will go as far as using specific messaging platforms so that I can control whether someone can see if I’ve read their message. Most messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, Apple Messenger and Signal have an on/off setting for read receipts, but annoyingly Facebook Messenger doesn’t. The best you can do is set your activity status to off so that no one can see you’re online. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.