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See read receipts on direct messages in Google Chat

Quick launch summary

No sooner than October 5, you’ll be able to see when your Google Chat direct messages have been seen. This will only apply in active chat windows for one-on-one conversations on Android, iOS, and the web. In these messages, you’ll see the avatar of the person you’re chatting with to the right of the last message they’ve seen.

See when your Google Chat message has been read
Read receipts will show a sender when a message has been read by the recipient or if the recipient has replied to a message from a notification. Read receipts won’t be visible in group messages or rooms.

This feature was previously available in classic Hangouts and is now available in Google Chat.

Getting started

Admins: There is no admin control for this feature.

End users: There is no end user setting for this feature.

Rollout pace


  • Available to all G Suite customers


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