Well, it's official. Facebook has just made lurking 100% easier, and we thank them for that.
We've all been in that situation where we have opened a message accidentally, and are stuck with knowing the other person knows you have 'seen' it, giving you no choice but to reply.
Or ya know, completely ignoring them and looking rude AF.
Now... you can read messages without the 'seen' feature. YAS!
The change comes as an effort to combat harassment and bullying, as Facebook introduces a new range of tools to prevent unwanted friend requests and messages.
ATM, it's only available for one-on-one messages, but Facebook promises it will extend to group chats soon.