Facebook allows you to stay in touch with friends either by voice or video call, private message or by app Messenger.
When you communicate with them on Facebook Messenger, you can know if your message has been sent, received and read. Réciproqumeent, your friends can know if their message has been read.
To give you more time to respond to a message for example, you can “disable” the statement read of Facebook Messenger on your smartphone and your computer.
Facebook Messenger in airplane mode.
Strictly speaking, Facebook Messenger does not allow to disable the read receipts. To do this, it would be necessary to prevent the application from connecting to the internet.
So before reading your message, it is necessary that you go to the airplane mode.
On your Android
To activate Airplane mode on your Android, you have two ways, the first way is from the home screen, slide your finger from the top to the bottom. Then, press the icon in the shape of a plane.
The second would be to go into Settings → More → select the airplane mode.
On your iPhone
From the home screen, slide your finger from the bottom to the top. Then, press the icon in the shape of a plane.
Now that the airplane mode is activated, you can open the Messenger app and read your messages without the author being notified.
Don’t forget to turn airplane mode off when you are finished.
Facebook Messenger on your computer.
If you want to chat from your computer, and disable the “read”, there are plugins through which you will be able to consult your messages in privacy.
If you use Chrome, you can install Unseen for Facebook. And, if you surf the internet with Firofox, download the plugin Message seen disable for Facebook.
Chrome : Unseen for Facebook.
Open a new tab.
Click on the three small vertical dots in the top right corner.
Click More tools, then on Extensions.
Scroll down to the bottom and click on More extensions.
You are directly led in the Chrome web store, where you will find any sort of extensions, free or not, for your browser.
In the search field in the top left, type Unseen for Facebook.
Click Add to Chrome (Add to Chrome), installation is done automatically.
Its blue logo appears in the top right corner of your browser.
If you click it, several options for your messages appear. You will see, for example, the options : Block the “seen” feature of the chat (to block the option “seen” chat with instant messaging) or Block the “delivery receipts” feature of the chat (to block the option “acknowledgement of receipt” of the chat).
Firefox : Message seen disable for Facebook.
Here is how to install the plugin Message seen disable for Facebook.
Open a new tab, click the 3 lines in the top right corner of the browser, and then click add-ons.
In the search bar, type Message Seen Disable for Facebook.
Finally, click on Add to Firefox (Add to Firefox)..
Thus, you can confirm the reading of a message when you want to, and not automatically !
Also read : How to know if your message was read on Facebook, iMessage and WhatsApp ?