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Did you switch to the Signal app after? If yes then you should explore its amazing features which make it better and unique than other online messaging apps. Now, if you don’t know much about the Signal app, you should know that it has several great security settings to keep your conversations and data protected. From turning off the typing indicator to disabling read receipts and PIN lock features are part of Signal privacy features.

The hiding read receipts feature is currently available in many online messaging apps. Turning on this feature will allow others the check if you have read the delivered text or not. But in every app, the procedure of disabling this feature is different, which is why you should know how to disable it. If you were a WhatsApp user before, then you’ll see several common or familiar features on the Signal app. However, if you’re willing to know how to disable the read receipts, here’s the guide for you.

How to Enable and Disable the Read Receipts on Signal App

The feature of managing read receipts is a privacy feature, and it will come under the privacy settings. However, before getting to the procedure, make sure your app version is up to date.

  • Open the Signal application.
  • Click the Profile icon to access the settings.
  • Now under the Settings tab, press the Privacy option.
  • Once you open the Privacy tab, you’ll see several privacy features.
  • Just toggle off to disable the Read Receipts option.

By disabling this feature, others will no longer be able to see that you have seen their delivered text, and the same thing will apply to you too. If you want to see read the receipts of others, you’ll have to keep it enabled.

Once you disable the read receipts you’ll be able to read received messages and dissemble as you’ve never read them. This feature is also available on WhatsApp. However, if you don’t want to disable this feature for everyone, but want to disable it for a certain person, you can’t do it. Currently, the Signal app doesn’t allow you to disable the read receipts for a certain person.

Apart from the Read Receipts, there are much more privacy features available on the Signal app. One of the most reliable features of the Signal app is automatically clearing chat features. If your device has less storage or you don’t want to keep older chats, you can turn on the automatically clear chat feature. In this feature, you’ll have to set a particular timing to clear the conversation.

In case you don’t want to keep a conversation that is one week older, you can set it to clear chat older than a week. Great thing about this feature is that you can set the timing of one month, 6 months and a year too. Additionally, you can enable this feature for a specific contact person if you don’t want to clear every conversation on your Signal app.


Signal app is packed with a lot of security features. With help of simple UI, stickers, and privacy features, the Signal app has earned huge popularity in such a short time. There are people in the world who switched from WhatsApp to Signal because of privacy concerns.

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