Do read-receipts for Facebook private messages work only if recipients are using the mobile app?

DrSunil Vaswani January 25, 2013

Do read-receipts for Facebook messages work only if recipients are using a mobile app? Or even if recipient views on web interface of Facebook? From my experience I guess when recipient views private message on web, then no read-receipts are generated for sender.

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  1. Achraf Almouloudi
    January 26, 2013 at 1:46 am

    No, even when the user's using a computer the receipts will work, however, some developers made out some unofficial extensions that prevent your browser from sending that receipt, and yes, your friends may be using one.

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      January 27, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      Nice answer


      How come read-receipts ( Seen by ) were not generated in few of my messages even after the recipient had replied to the message

      • Achraf Almouloudi
        January 27, 2013 at 8:26 pm

        To understand that you have to understand to the read-receipts work:

        Facebook has implemented a script in the Web chat box that is programmed to send a database entry once the box is highlighted by the keyboard or the mouse, but, the extensions that some developers made have a purpose to automatically and instantly remove the script Facebook made for this purpose, so as result, the Facebook system does not know when your contact "reads" the message although in fact he really did.

        • DrSunil Vaswani
          January 28, 2013 at 5:23 am


          Superb answer

          Very talented and knowledgeable answer

          Use your talent and knowledge in such ways ( for reasons ) and at places that our Creator is satisfied and not attempting to satisfy own self

        • Achraf Almouloudi
          January 28, 2013 at 2:02 pm

          Thank you for appreciating my humble answer.