WhatsApp Now Tells You When Your Message is Read

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The cross-platform mobile messaging service WhatsApp has been tweaked with a much-needed update; the messenger now shows when your message has been read. Yes, you read it right! WhatsApp will now inform you if the recipient has read the sent text or not.


This new feature works like: when you send a message and if it’s delivered, then it will show double check marks beside the text, and when your message will be read by the concerned contact, the marks will turn blue. This ‘Read Message’ feature was first spotted at the WhatsApp’s FAQ page.


This update is not just limited to one-on-one conversations, but also it extends to the group chat and broadcast messages. Once your broadcast message or the group chat has been read by all the individuals, the double ticks will turn blue.

According to a report by 9to5Mac, this feature isn’t part of an update to the app through the App Store, but an ‘over-the-air’ update sent both to iOS and Android versions of the app. The report also pointed out that a website, has released some images of the upcoming Voice-Calling feature of WhatsApp. It will roll out sometime next year, confirmed Jan Koum, WhatsApp CEO.

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  • Siddhant Karkare

    Working for me, without upgrade..Yay :) yeah not for all my contact, but yeah few of them…

  • Has this “feature” reached Windows Phone? Can it be turned off(regardless of OS)?

    • devanshkotak

      it cant be turned off. saw on some other post

      • Well, crap.
        I never used “Last seen”. Now there’s no point.