Much to the chagrin of its users, WhatsApp quietly introduced read receipts (letting people see exactly when a message is read, not just delivered) earlier this month. The app always showed one tick mark when you sent a message, which changed to two grey ticks when it was delivered. Now, the app shows two blue ticks when the recipient has read your message.
This feature was rolled out without an update to the app itself. This means that there was no privacy setting to disable read receipts when the feature was rolled out. The lack of this basic feature in WhatsApp really ticked us off, and we had promised that we’d be back with a tutorial on how to disable WhatsApp blue ticks as soon as it was possible. True to our word, here we are now that WhatsApp has unveiled this feature for Android.
Here’s how to get rid of those annoying blue ticks in WhatsApp – but if you do this, then you won’t be able to see the receipts either. If you want to check when other people see your messages, then you need to allow them to see read receipts from you. For now, this is only possible for Android users, and only if you manually update the app via the WhatsApp website. WhatsApp typically releases updates first via 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.
The first step is to get the latest APK file from WhatsApp:
Step 1: Download Latest version of WhatsApp. The mobile user can also download from Google Play Store or App Store
Step 2: After Downloading new version → Click on your WhatsApp account settings.
Step 3: Settings → Then click on Account → Privacy.
Step 4: Scroll down and you will find the “Read Receipt” feature option. It will show you Tick on it Simply just Uncheck the tick option.
Note:– Users who already have a new version of WhatsApp they can simply follow the above steps and remove read receipt but people who cannot find Read Receipt option in privacy setting need to update their WhatsApp.
It must be noted that if you follow this method, you will also not be able to see read receipts on the messages you send to others. But if you just want to hide your receipts and still see others read receipts, follow the next method.
If you just want to hide your receipts and still see others read receipts, follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Download WhatsApp+ (Plus).
Step 2: After Installing WhatsApp Plus go to your WhatsApp menu and click on Hide blue Ticks.
In conclusion, we hope you will remove read receipt feature with the help of the above steps, but if you can find any problem regarding these steps then feel free to ask.