Few days ago, WhatsApp introduced a feature that enable users to see whether receiver has read the message or not. It is known as, “WhatsApp blue ticks“. It has already created a buzz and people are looking for a way to disable whatsapp double blue ticks option. But no need to worry, you can disable it within 10 minutes. This features basically confirm that the message has been read. i.e it serves as the sign of confirmation of read messages. It definitely make sense to know if your message has been read or not but some of the users didn’t like it for obvious reasons like invaded privacy etc.
Let’s understand this via an Example
Person A sends the message to Person B who has enabled the “hide last seen to everyone” feature and If, person B reads the messages send by person A, a double blue ticks will appear on the sender’s mobile (The grey ticks will turn into blue ticks) . So, you can’t deny that you didn’t read the message. and obviously it will lead to arguments and fight among the couples (especially).
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How to Disable the WhatsApp double ticks option
Step 1# – You must have at least android version 2.1 or above to use this new option.
Step 2# – Go to the Setting option of your smartphone, now click on the security option, now you’ll see an option of “Unknown Source” that allows installation of non-Market apps. You need to enable this option.
Setting–>Security—>Unknown Source = Enable it.
Step 3# – Now open official whatsapp website, download the .APK file on your android phone.
Step 4# – Now, click on the install.
Step 5# – Once the installation process has ended, and whatsapp version has been upgraded. Go to the privacy setting in whatsapp (not phone) which is under account option. Here is the navigation, Setting–>Account—>Privacy. You’ll see this option,
Just, uncheck this option and no one will get to know whether you have read the message or not.
Few things to keep in Mind
Just like the hide last seen option, you wouldn’t able to check whether someone has read your message or not. That means after disabling this feature, if you send someone a message, and that person reads the message, you’ll have no idea about if the message has been seen or not.
This trick to disable blue ticks does not apply in WhatsApp groups. There is still no way to hide double blue ticks on the message that you sent to your groups.
Wrapping it Up
This feature took a beating on social media, no one really liked it. On the contrary, as soon as it was launched people started finding the way to escape it. This feature raised indirect concerns on the privacy of the people. Realizing to the people’s views, whatsapp was quick to give the option to disable the feature. We hope that this will enable you to disable this latest feature, In case you find any problem, share it with us via comments.