Soon, Instagram users will have the option to use read receipts in direct message conversations.
Mark Zuckerberg and Adam Mosseri both announced on their Instagram broadcast channels that the change is currently in testing, and Mosseri included a photo showing the toggle as well as what it looks like.
He didn’t say whether that option was coming to Messenger, which it similarly forces users to use without any way to turn off read receipts. We also don’t know how quickly and more widely this might be implemented, but keep an eye on your conversations to see if those indicators suddenly start disappearing or someone declines your invitation to a very important event. Used to be.
As we reported a few years ago, the option to opt in or out of read receipts could enable passive aggression in its own way — but at least it would be an option rather than a requirement.