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Finally. You can now turn off Facebook Messenger read receipts.

Some geniuses have come up with a way to remove the awkwardness from your Facebook conversations.

“Hey”

*seen 7:15pm*

“Are you there?”

*seen 8:02pm*

“Look, if you don’t want to talk just say something.”

*AWKWARD SILENCE FOR THE REST OF TIME*

How many of us have had an uncomfortable conversation caused by the stupid read receipt on Facebook Messenger? It’s enough to make even the most social people anxious – all that pressure to reply STRAIGHT AWAY, let alone when you’re the one desperately waiting for someone to reply to you.

Well, your life is about to get a whole lot better because someone in the world understands your struggle and is here to support you.

Awkward. Image: Facebook.

If you’re using your mobile to chat to people on Facebook, you can now download the Unread app.

Related content: You can turn off the read receipts on your phone.

Unread allows you to read your Facebook messages without sending the read receipt – it completely blocks the “seen” feature on FB. And we are so, so grateful.

Similarly, on desktop there is the Facebook Unseen app. [Note: only available on Google Chrome.]

turn off facebook read receipts
Unread. Image: iTunes.

Install these programs, connect them to your Facebook, and feel free to never respond to your friends ever again.

Would you like to turn of your read receipts?

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