How to disable WhatsApp Message Blue mark Read Receipts

Everyone is aware of WhatsApp’s freaking new feature – Read Receipts. People were left surprised when they saw blue tick marks when their message was delivered. Wondering what that blue tick means? It simply means that a message has been read, and it happens even for you. However, if you want to stay anonymous, and keep people in confusion if the message was read there is a way. This is how to disable WhatsApp Message Blue mark Read Receipts ticks.

Steps to disable WhatsApp Message Blue mark Read Receipts ticks

A quietly released feature that might have destroyed many friendships by now, created a tumult. Considering the disappointment, WhatsApp released a new update where you can now “Disable” the read receipts feature.

Disable WhatsApp Message Blue mark Read Receipts Ticks

WhatsApp version 2.11.44 or later for Android brings the feature for you. If you’ve updated your app just head over to WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Privacy. Uncheck the Read Receipt checkbox and you’re done.

This works similar to the last seen feature. If you’ve turned it off then no one will able to see if you’ve ignored their message. However, in turn, even you’ll not be able to see if the other person has ignored your message.

That said, now this feature is available for both Android and iPhone users. While it does help few, but it’s not a good idea to disable it. It keeps people in confusion if the message was read or not. However, since very few people disable this feature, most of the people will assume you read it. You still can’t stay invisible on WhatsApp, and if the person sees you online or sees if you have a new status, its almost certain that you have read, but ignored.

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