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How to Disable WhatsApp Blue Ticks aka Read Receipt on Android

Posted by on December 26, 2015

WhatsApp launched a new feature called ‘Read Receipt’ that allows users to see if a message that they have sent has been read by the receiver. This feature was implemented by the way of showing double blue ticks in the bottom-right corner of the WhatsApp message bubble. When your message has been read by the recipient, the double grey ticks will turn into double blue ticks.

With the blue tick marks, it’s now easier to keep track of a conversation on WhatsApp. However, some users who love privacy found it annoying with the update. If you don’t like the ‘read receipt’ feature, you can easily disable the blue ticks on WhatsApp. Please note that once you disable this feature, you won’t be able to see the double blue check marks when you send a message as well.

Here’s how you can disable WhatsApp blue ticks on your Android device.

  • Launch WhatsApp
  • Go To Settings -> Account -> Privacy
  • Untick the ‘Read Receipts’ option
  • whatsapp read receipt

  • Done! Now even if you have read the Whatsapp message, the sender will not receive a blue tick marks.

This feature however doesn’t work in group conversations so the sender will still be able to see the blue ticks whenever all the members of the group read his or her message.

See also: How to Know Who Has Read Your Whatsapp Group Message on Android