A UI option to disable read receipts, on both desktop and phone apps.
I've been using Telegram happily for years, but my mental health has been degrading lately, and one current feature of Telegram generates a lot of anxiety.
I speaking about read receipts that show below messages and that indicate whether the recipient has read my message or not.
This feature is a problem for my mental health for various reasons. Sometimes, I see that someone has read my message but didn't answer, and I get anxious. Sometimes, I read a message but cannot answer right know and I know my friend may have become anxious for the same reason.
Can we please, please, discuss the possibility of disabling read receipts in the UI ? I know it might be needed to send them to the servers for various reasons, so I'm only kindly asking about a UI change here.
I see at least two ways of implementing such a change :
I'd be really happy with the second option, but even the first one would tremendously reduce my anxiety when using the app.
Thank you for reading me,
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it's very weird this hasn't been done yet given how advanced telegram is compared to its competition and how basic this feature is!