You’re sitting there patiently (ish), waiting for a response to your carefully thought out Facebook message. Alas, you see that they’re online! A response will land in your inbox any minute now, you’re sure of it. You give them a few minutes to assess your message and formulate their own thought provoking reply.
You open up the message thread, see the dreaded ‘seen’ receipt, and your heart drops. Do you not… like me?
Whether you’re the one receiving the receipt or sending it, we’ve all experienced the feeling of having our message ignored on Facebook. This leads us to question the supposed benefits of this feature altogether, because – sorry, what exactly are its benefits?
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But there are ways, friends, to avoid this feeling, or to avoid being responsible for someone else feeling like they’ve been kicked to the curb. As always, we have the answers.
It’s understandable that sometimes you may not want to continue a Facebook conversation with someone, or perhaps more commonly, you just don’t have time to reply at the exact moment you read the message.