View Full Version : is there a way to stop ppl from knowing that youve read the msg on bbm

02-06-2009, 11:25 AM
hey all,

i'm still a rookie @<hidden> bbm, but is there a way to stop people from knowing that I have read their message. is there a way around it somehow?

02-06-2009, 11:27 AM
Not that I know of. May I ask why you would want this?

02-06-2009, 11:30 AM
haha, just incase i'm not in the mood to reply to someone, and he/she gets all pissed about it.

02-06-2009, 12:04 PM
Just change your status then, to Busy, Unavailable, or whatnot.

02-06-2009, 12:37 PM
Wirelessly posted

It is a cool feature, but I have not seen a way to turn it off either.

02-06-2009, 12:58 PM
You can sometimes get past it, but it is hit and miss.

If you are in BBM AND the "chat window" is open with that contact, then you should see the BBM icon still appear in top-right corner of BB screen when a new message is delivered. Use the "back" key to exit chat. As long as the BBM icon does not disappear, the message will show as "D" not "R" to sender.
If, however, you scroll the trackwheel or make any movement in chat window apart from "back" then the message will "R" as you have effectively acknowledged to BB that you are "active" in that chat and therefore read msg.

If you are not in the chat with the user, then there is no way to read message and not mark it as read. You'd just have to ignore msg.