Since Facebook has updated and integrated the mention “Vu” (via the bubbles in the effigy of our profile photo, which come to stay at the bottom right of our screen when we read a conversation) on its instant messaging Messenger, communication practices on the social network are being disrupted. There goes the discretion. But in reality, there are several ways to fix that. Here they are, and it’s very simple.
When you open the Messenger app and see that someone has sent you a message, you don’t just have to click on it, but put your finger down for a fraction of a second so that a preview window of the conversation appears. This allows you to see the last five messages sent by that person. This clever manipulation also allows you to mute the conversation or mark it as “read”. To validate the operation, simply click on your screen elsewhere than on the window, the recipient will not see your bubble next to his message, while you will have read his. This first technique only concerns recent iPhone and iPad unfortunately.
The airplane mode
On IOS, another technique is to put you in airplane mode from the home screen by sliding your finger up, then open the app and read your message without the author being notified, quite simply. On Android, it’s the same thing.
Extensible notification consists of reading a message entirely from the notification of the message. Go to Settings and check in ” Notifications ” that the Messenger option is enabled. When you receive a message notification, you can -after unlocking your smartphone and closing the Messenger bubble- pull down the notification to extend the window and read a longer excerpt of the message. This technique concerns both Android and IOS.
Source : Hitek.fr