WhatsApp users felt displeasure when WhatsApp quietly introduced read receipts (the Blue tick) that lets people see exactly when a message is actually being read and not just delivered. One grey tick in a message implies that the message has been sent, but not delivered; two grey ticks imply that the message has been delivered but not read and two blue ticks implies that the message has been delivered as well as read by the recipient. When this feature was rolled out, there were no such privacy settings to disable this blue tick feature. But if you feel really annoying due to this feature and want to get rid of it as soon as possible, then we have got some simple steps for you to show how to remove blue ticks from WhatsApp.
You should also note that if you do this, then you won’t be able to see the receipts. If you want to check when the other person saw your message, then you certainly need to allow him to see read receipts from you. Fair enough, right? But this should also be noted that this procedure is possible only for Android operating system. Windows and iOS users won’t be able to remove blue ticks from WhatsApp. Android users have to manually update the app through WhatsApp website. WhatsApp typically releases updates first through its website, and then rolls out the update for Android’s Google Play Store, followed by updates for other platforms, so the update will be available for all devices soon.
HOW TO REMOVE BLUE TICKS FROM WHATSAPP
Android users can follow these steps to remove blue ticks from WhatsApp:
- From the official website of WhatsApp, download the latest version of WhatsApp APK (i.e version 2.11.444).
- On your phone, go to Settings.
- Check Unknown Sources to enable installing apps from outside Google Play Store.
- On your android phone, open the APK file so as to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone.
- Open WhatsApp.
- Tap three vertical dots icon on the top right.
- Go to Settings.
- Go to Account –> Privacy.
- Uncheck Read Receipts.
Using these simple steps, you can easily disable the blue ticks on WhatsApp. As mentioned above, this option is available for Android operating system only and that too available only on their official website, not available on Play Store.
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