When in a group, knowing if another user reads a message can be quite useful. A couple of months ago we added the experimental “Publish read state” feature, which after a lot of tweaks is now ready to be safely used.
As you may have noticed, this shows who read which post. It adds a new icon and the reader’s count just before the likes:
If you click the icon, you can also see the reader’s avatars (it works the same way that likes). You will only count as a reader if you are not the original poster. Staged users are never counted as readers because they are not doing it from our UI.
Also, it’s important to mention that the count is only visible by staff and group members.
Another thing worth mentioning is that topics with unread messages will appear with an asterisk in the group messages list:
To enable the feature, go to the group setting, and in the “Interaction” section you will find the following checkbox: