Next WhatsApp Update Adds the Option to Disable the Blue Tick

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Next WhatsApp Update Adds the Option to Disable the Blue Tick

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WhatsApp’s last update included a new, controversial, ‘blue tick’ feature which indicated that the recipient had read the message you sent. The addition of the blue check marks was utterly unwanted in our opinion, given that it brought with it the social pressure to reply – which most users considered as an interruption of privacy.

Earlier, in the interest of privacy, WhatsApp added the choice to conceal the ‘last seen’ notification that informs the other party when that person was last available on the messaging platform. Same has happened with the new ‘blue tick’ feature. The instant messaging app has quickly done some damage-control and added the option to hide ‘Read Receipts’ feature.


Once enabled, the ‘blue ticks’ will not show up on the sender’s window. One needs to simply go to the ‘Privacy Settings’ and enable/disable the feature. Obviously, this is a huge sigh of relief for many users.

We still haven’t received this update on our smartphones as yet. But from what we hear, it’s on its way. Stay tuned for more.

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