Does LinkedIn Have Read Receipts?

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Does LinkedIn Have Read Receipts?

If you use LinkedIn, you might be wondering if there are read receipts.

Does LinkedIn Have Read Receipts?

The answer is yes and no. If you do not have the proper settings, nor does the person you are messaging, then there are no read receipts. However, if you have read receipts turned on and so does the person you are messaging, then you will be able to see read receipts.

This is the only instance when you can tell if someone has read your message, but they will also know when you have read their message. If you do not have read the receipt turned on, but want it to be, follow these steps.

1. Open up LinkedIn on your device.

2. Click on your profile picture.

3. Then, click on Settings.

4. Now, go to Communications.

5. Scroll until you see Messaging Experience.

6. Then, tap on Read Receipts.

7. Turn the toggle to on.

Once these steps are complete, those you are messaging will be able to tell when you have read their messages. You can also follow these same steps if you want to turn off the read receipts feature on your LinkedIn account.

However, if you want to see when others have read the messages you sent to them, they will have to go into their settings to turn on read receipts. There is no way for you to see if they have read your message unless they do this on their account.

How to Tell If Someone Read Your Message on LinkedIn

You can tell if someone has read your message on LinkedIn if they have turned on the read receipts feature on their account. However, if they have not turned this on, there are some other ways you can figure out whether or not the person you are messaging has read your message or not.

1. If You Both Have Read Receipts On, You’ll See Their Picture Below Your Message on the Right

The easiest way to tell if someone has read your message on LinkedIn is if you both have your read receipts feature on. This feature will show you at what time they read your message but will also tell them what time you read their message.

If this feature is turned on, you will see a time stamp right below your message saying “Read: [Time].” If you are unsure if your read receipt feature is on or not, follow these steps.

1. Open up LinkedIn on your device.

2. Click on your profile picture.

3. Then, click on Settings.

4. Now, go to Communications.

5. Scroll until you see Messaging Experience.

6. Then, tap on Read Receipts.

7. Next, look at the toggle to see if it is turned on or off.

If the toggle is turned off, you will not be able to see what time they read your message as you both need to have this feature enabled to see read receipts. If this feature is turned on, there is a chance you will see what time they read your message.

If they also have turned on the read receipt feature, you will be able to see what time they read your message. If they do not have this feature turned on, you will not be able to see what time they read your message because both of you need to have it turned on.

2. If They Start Typing, Then Stop

If the read receipts are not turned on, you can tell if someone has read your message when they start typing and then stop. Much like with iPhones and other messaging services, when someone starts to respond, little dots will appear in the chat box, which tells you they are typing.

LinkedIn also has this feature, so bubbles will appear in the chat when people are typing. When you see these dots, you know they have read your message because they are responding to it.

They stopped typing because they did not want to answer yet, but had already outed themselves as the bubbles appeared. You can see these dots by accessing your messages on LinkedIn.

Once you are at the messages with this person, see if any chat bubbles are appearing. If you see them, this means that person has read your message because they are actively typing back.

However, if the bubbles are not there, this does not mean they have not read your message. This just means they are not responding to you right when you check.

3. If They Make A New Post, and They Haven’t Replied to You

If they make a new post but then have still not replied to your message, this means they have most likely read your message.

They are actively using LinkedIn, so you know that they have access to your message and that they can view it.

Then, their posting a new update to LinkedIn shows they are on the app. For some reason, they have not responded to your message. While there is a chance that they just logged in to LinkedIn and need to make this post, so they have not had time to read your message yet.

However, most people will check their messages prior to posting on LinkedIn, so it does not seem like they are avoiding or ignoring anyone on the app. By making a new post on LinkedIn, they are alerting all of their connections to the fact that they are on the app.

There might be a very important message waiting in their inbox, so they should respond to this before they make a post. Otherwise, they are giving off the impression that their post was more important than your message.

So, when someone posts on LinkedIn but has yet to respond to your message, this is a good sign that they have read your message.

4. If They Update Their Profile, You’ll Know You’ve Been Active on the App

If they make update their profile but then have still not replied to your message, this means they have most likely read your message. They are actively using LinkedIn, so you know that they have access to your message and that they can view it.

Then, them updating their profile on LinkedIn shows they are on the app. For some reason, they have not responded to your message. While there is a chance that they just logged in to LinkedIn and need to update their profile, so they have not had time to read your message yet.

However, most people will check their messages before updating their LinkedIn profile, so it does not seem like they are avoiding or ignoring anyone on the app. By making updating their profile on LinkedIn, they are alerting all of their connections to the fact that they are on the app.

There might be a message waiting in their inbox from a potential new internship, so they should respond to this before they update their profile. Otherwise, they are giving off the impression that their profile updating was more important than your message.

So, when someone updates their profile on LinkedIn but has yet to respond to your message, this is a good sign that they have read your message.

5. If They Reply to Them on Other Platforms

Another way you can tell if someone has read your message on LinkedIn is if they are responding to you on other platforms.

You can also be friends with someone on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Whatsapp, and various other apps while also being connected on LinkedIn.

If you are messaging them on these other apps, and they are responding, they have probably seen your message on LinkedIn.

Replying to other apps is a good indication that they have access to LinkedIn, so there is no reason why they should be responding to you on these apps but not on LinkedIn.

However, there is also a chance they do not have access to LinkedIn on whatever device they are responding to you on.

Maybe they are using another device that is not theirs, and they did not want to log into LinkedIn on this device but were okay with logging into the app that they are responding to you with.

Or, if they are texting you from their number, maybe they just have not had the chance to check their messages on LinkedIn yet. While responding to you on other platforms is a good sign that they have read your message on LinkedIn, it is not a guarantee that they have.

6. If They Reply Frequently and Too Much Time Has Passed, They Can Tell You’ve Probably Read It

Another thing that can potentially out them for having read your message but not responding is their past behaviors.

If you are messaging someone that is known for responding quickly and always having their phone on them, but too much time has passed, they have probably read your message.

They are just not replying to it. Maybe you sent a message they do not want to deal with, or perhaps they forgot to send their reply.

If they always respond quickly and efficiently, but suddenly they have stopped doing this, it can be taken as a sign that they have read your message.

However, there may have been an emergency, and they cannot get to their phone, or maybe they have taken a vacation, so they are not checking LinkedIn.

There is also a chance they currently have no internet connection since LinkedIn needs one to be able to see a message and respond.

So, there is a chance they cannot reply to you, but there is also a chance they have seen your message and not answered.

Can Someone See When You Read Their LinkedIn Message

1. If You Both Have Read Receipts On, They’ll See Your Picture Below Your Message on the Right

The easiest way to tell if someone can see when you have read their message on LinkedIn is if you both have your read receipts feature on. This feature will show you at what time they read your message but will also tell them what time you read their message.

If this feature is turned on, you will see a time stamp right below your message saying “Read: [Time].” If you are unsure if your read receipt feature is on or not, follow these steps.

1. Open up LinkedIn on your device.

2. Click on your profile picture.

3. Then, click on Settings.

4. Now, go to Communications.

5. Scroll until you see Messaging Experience.

6. Then, tap on Read Receipts.

7. Next, look at the toggle to see if it is turned on or off.

If the toggle is turned off, they will not be able to see what time you read their message as you both need to have this feature enabled to see read receipts. If this feature is turned on, there is a chance they will see what time you read their message.

If they also have turned on the read receipt feature, they will be able to see what time you read their message. If they do not have this feature turned on, they will not be able to see what time you read their message because both of you need to have it turned on.

2. If You Start Typing, Then Stop

If your read receipts are not turned on, they can tell if you have read their message if you start typing and then stop. Much like with iPhones and other messaging services, when you start to respond, little dots will appear in the chat box, which tells them you are typing.

LinkedIn also has this feature, so bubbles will appear in the chat when people are typing. When they see these dots, they know you have read their message because you are responding to it.

You stopped typing because you did not want to answer yet, but had already outed yourself as the bubbles appeared. They can see these dots by accessing their messages on LinkedIn with you.

Once they are at the messages with you, if they see any chat bubbles appearing, they know you have read their message. If they see them, this means that you have read their message because you are actively typing back.

However, if the bubbles are not there, this does not mean you have not read your message. This just means you are not responding to their message right when they check.

3. If You Make A Tweet While You Haven’t Replied to Them

If you make a new post but then have still not replied to their message, this means you have most likely read their message. You are actively using LinkedIn, so they know that you have access to their message and that you can view it.

Then, your posting a new update to LinkedIn shows you are on the app. For some reason, you have not responded to their message. While there is a chance that you just logged in to LinkedIn and need to make this post, so you have not had time to read their message yet.

However, most people will check their messages prior to posting on LinkedIn, so it does not seem like you are avoiding or ignoring anyone on the app. By making a new post on LinkedIn, you are alerting all of your connections to the fact that you are on the app.

There might be a very important message waiting in your inbox, so you should respond to this before you make a post. Otherwise, you are giving off the impression that your post was more important than their message.

So, when you post on LinkedIn but has yet to respond to their message, this is a good sign that you have read their message.

4. If You Update Your Profile, They’ll Know You’ve Been Active on the App

If you update your profile but then have still not replied to their message, this means you have most likely read their message. You are actively using LinkedIn, so they know that you have access to their message and that you can view it.

Then, you update your profile on LinkedIn will show you are on the app. For some reason, you have not responded to their message. While there is a chance that you just logged in to LinkedIn and need to update your profile, so you have not had time to read their message yet.

However, most people will check their messages prior to updating their profile on LinkedIn, so it does not seem like you are avoiding or ignoring anyone on the app. By making a new post on LinkedIn, you are alerting all of your connections to the fact that you are on the app.

There might be a very important message waiting in your inbox for a potential new job from your boos, so you should respond to this before you update your profile. Otherwise, you are giving off the impression that your profile update was more important than their message.

So, when you updated your profile on LinkedIn but have yet to respond to their message, this is a good sign that you have read their message.

5. If You Reply to Them on Other Platforms

Another way they can tell if you have read their message on LinkedIn is if you are responding to them on other platforms.

They can also be friends with you on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Whatsapp, and various other apps while also being connected on LinkedIn.

If they are messaging you on these other apps, and you are responding, you have probably seen their message on LinkedIn. Replying to other apps is a good indication that you have access to LinkedIn, so there is no reason you should respond to them on these apps but not on LinkedIn.

However, there is also a chance you do not have access to LinkedIn on whatever device you are responding to them on. Maybe you are using another device that is not yours, and you did not want to log into LinkedIn on this device but were okay with logging into the app that they are responding to them with.

Or, if you are texting them from your number, maybe you just have not had the chance to check your messages on LinkedIn yet. While responding to them on other platforms is a good sign that you have read their message on LinkedIn, it is not a guarantee that you have.

The best choice is to not respond to them on any platforms if you have read their message on LinkedIn but have not responded to it yet.

6. If You Reply Frequently and Too Much Time Has Passed, They Can Tell You’ve Probably Read It

Another thing that can potentially out you for having read their message but not responding is your past behaviors.

If they are messaging you, and you are known for responding quickly and always having your phone on you, but too much time has passed, you have probably read their message, and they can figure this out.

You are just not replying to it. Maybe they sent a message you do not want to deal with, or perhaps you forgot to send your reply. If you always respond quickly and efficiently, but suddenly you have stopped doing this, it can be taken as a sign that you have read your message.

How Can I Know If Someone on LinkedIn is Ignoring Me?

There are some ways you can tell if someone is ignoring you on LinkedIn. The first is by seeing that they have read your message but have not responded yet. Another is if they post an update on LinkedIn or update their profile but have yet to respond to your message.

If they are replying to you on other apps but not LinkedIn, this is another way to figure out they are ignoring you on LinkedIn. Finally, if they always respond to you on time but have stopped responding to a certain message, this is another sign they are ignoring you on LinkedIn.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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