Good day everyone, few days ago I talked about WhatsApp quietly introduced a new feature that lets users know that their messages
have been read, if you missed it u can read it here , with the double grey tick appearing in front of the messages turning blue.
But now, just as quietly, the mobile messaging service is letting users of its Android app disable the feature with the rollout of WhatsApp version 2.11.444.
This version is available for users on WhatsApp’s website for now, and will eventually be rolled out to all users.
How to disable the blue coloured read tick
Here’s how you can disable the blue coloured read receipts’
with the message timestamp on WhatsApp’s Android app:
==> Make sure that your smartphone is running on Android 2.1 or a newer version.
==> Go to settings menu and enable ‘Download from Unknown Sources’ in the Security tab
==> Go to the WhatsApp website and download the APK (application) file available Here
==> Once the APK file is downloaded to you device,
==> Tap the ‘Install’ option.
==> Now that WhatsApp has been updated, select Settings > Account > Privacy.
==> Under the Privacy tab, un check the Read Receipts option.
This feature however doesn’t apply to group messages and will let other participants know when you’ve read a message. Also, once you disable this feature, you won’t be able to view blue double-check marks when you send a message as well.
The feature that enabled the users to see when their messages were read didn’t go down too well with the users and with this update; WhatsApp seems to be taking steps to please users who were not happy with the new feature.
What do you think of this development??