What are some good practices on when to click "Mark as read" in work-oriented chatting softwares?
As a result of COVID-19 era life style and the increasing prevalence of remote working, I receive much more messages in chatting softwares such as Slack, RocketChat, IRC clients, Telegram, etc. and I spend larger and larger amount of time dealing with them. I often find there are too many messages to read seriously in a line-by-line fashion. Most of the time, there is a way to click a 'Mark as Read' button to dismiss all the unread messages in a chat window (or channel, session, etc.), but in order to optimize the work productivity, I wonder what are some good practices on when to click "Mark as read".
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