Send read receipts in Messages on Mac
You can send read receipts so that people you have a conversation with know when you’ve read their messages.
You can send read receipts for all conversations or for just one conversation. If you turn on read receipts for all conversations, you can still turn them off for a single conversation—and vice versa.
Send read receipts for one conversation
In the Messages app on your Mac, select a conversation.
To search for contacts and content in conversations, click in the Search field in the top-left corner and enter what you’re looking for. Or, choose from the suggested contacts, links, photos, and more.
If you’re restricted to sending and receiving messages with only certain people, an hourglass icon appears next to those people you can’t send messages to.
Click the Details button in the top-right corner, then select Send Read Receipts.
Send read receipts for all conversations
In the Messages app on your Mac, choose Messages > Preferences, then click iMessage.
In the Settings pane, select “Send read receipts.”