To the annoyance of many of its users, WhatsApp silently introduced message-read warnings allowing people to see exactly when a message is read and not just delivered. The app always showed a checkmark when you sent a message, which changed to two gray tics when it was delivered to the recipient. The app now shows two blue tics when the recipient has already read your message.
This feature was released without an update to the application itself. This means that there was no privacy setting to disable read receipts when the feature was released. The lack of this basic feature in WhatsApp really was a problem but that was already solved. So if you want to know how to turn off WhatsApp’s blue ticks, you’ve come to the right place to do that.
Take preview of WhatsApp: a warning
If you remove the two blue ticks from WhatsApp then you also will not be able to see if the person has read your messages or read your messages. If you want to check when others see your messages, you should let them see read receipts from you. You can do this on all devices that use WhatsApp, whether your smartphone is an Android or iOS model. It is also important to take a look if you will want the option to show the time when you appeared using WhatsApp.
Turn off WhatsApp view
The first step is to get the latest version of WhatsApp. You can go to the official WhatsApp website and click on the link from the application store of your operating system or update on your own phone.
- On an Android phone or tablet, you can access the Play Store and the three-line menu in the upper left corner. Tap My apps and games and then touch update all or scroll to WhatsApp and update only the app.
- On an iOS phone or tablet, open the App Store on your iPhone and tap the updates icon at the bottom of the screen.
We recommend in both cases that you upgrade other applications to keep your devices performing well and safely.
Once WhatsApp is installed and upgraded, it’s easy to turn off viewing.
- Open WhatsApp and tap the three vertical dots icons in the upper right corner.
- Now go to Settings-> Account-> Privacy.
- Uncheck read receipts.
This will disable blue ticks in WhatsApp. As noted above, the feature is already available for all devices that have WhatsApp Installed , but if your concern is even greater with your privacy, you should also disable the option to show when you last used WhatsApp, time you used it.
Privacy is a growing concern, and it’s important to keep your WhatsApp and other applications well-configured to ensure you’re protected.
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