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Do they get the "read" receipt after I've opened the message?

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No. There is no way to know that recipient has read your message or not.

So people can't see if you read their messages.

Now statuses are not available for InMails also. See this: Message Statuses - No Longer Available


Update:

Now Read Receipts Indicators available for iOS and Android. When read receipts is turned on, you can see whether your sent messages have been read or not.

Notes:

  • Read receipts and typing indicators are available initially only on mobile.
  • Your read receipts and typing indicators will not be visible to senders of InMails.

For more details see LinkedIn Help page: Using Read Receipts and Typing Indicators

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Update July 2017

There is now a "Read" icon in the linked in messaging system, indicating that the message was read and by whom. It currently does now show when the message was read.


January 2017, I received a dialog after logging in to LinkedIn, that informed me that, using a feature called Read Receipts and Typing Indicators, users can see when their mail is read and when someone is typing a reply.

LinkedIn notes that

  • Read receipts and typing indicators are available initially only on mobile.
  • Your read receipts and typing indicators will not be visible to senders of InMails.

Which seems to hint that we can expect this to be enabled on the regular website as well.

The feature can be toggled in settings.

  • Was this the information you saw? You might want to edit that into your answer. – Vidar S. Ramdal Jan 30 '17 at 11:13
  • Yes i think it was.Ill edit it in. – thelogix Jan 30 '17 at 14:21
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Yes there is a way. There's a mini thumbnail of the person's profile pic of the person who read the message. So if it's you that saw a message, they will see a thumbnail underneath their message. If there is no thumbnail it doesn't necessarily mean that a message is unread as some people receive message to their email inbox, too. So it's not 100%.

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From my observations in some cases, a little chat head bubble appears when someones read receipts are on. But if they're off which may be able to be disabled it's difficult to tell.

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