Instagram is testing a new option that will let you hide “show” notifications when you read someone’s message. Both Mark Zuckerberg and Adam Mosseri shared news of the challenge. Adam Mosseri: “We’ve heard your feedback and are testing a new feature that allows you to hide read notifications in direct messages. Soon, you’ll be able to choose when people can see the messages you’ve read.
In a screenshot posted by an Instagram representative, an option has been mentioned to turn off read receipts under the Privacy & Security menu in Direct Messages. You can find this menu by tapping on your profile name while chatting.
This feature is currently under review, so there is no exact information on when it will be available to everyone. Interestingly, Meta-owned WhatsApp seems to have caught up with Instagram by introducing the option to hide read receipts in 2014. Additionally, Instagram plans to offer standard encryption for DMs as well as Meta Messenger. As they announced in August, they plan to implement this opportunity by the end of the year.