With this guide, you will be able to disable the infamous blue ticks (message receipts) from your WhatsApp application installed on your Android device. When WhatsApp was released, it offered each smartphone user a versatile and easy way to communicate with each other, no matter how much far away they are. However, included in its versatility were few features that disturbed the previous set messaging norms. Blue Ticks on WhatsApp is something users have mixed feelings about. For the sender, it provides information whether the receiver has read the message or not. As for the receiver, this puts the person now accountable for a reply otherwise it would seem rude. To disable this and utilize the same messaging mechanisms as SMS, read the steps ahead.
Blue Ticks is one of the most disputable feature present on WhatsApp as many users think that these threaten their privacy on the platform. Gladly enough, if you don’t want these message receipts to be sent, you can easily disable this functionality. Also, if you choose to re-enable, you can do that easily as well afterwards through the app.
Before disabling you have to keep that in mind that when you will disable Blue Ticks on your WhatsApp, you will not be able to see the blue ticks of others as well, even if they have this feature enabled. It should also be kept in mind that a user cannot disable read receipt option for group chats and play receipts for voice chats as there is no option to turn these off.
How to Disable Blue Ticks from WhatsApp
Follow the simple steps below to disable the blue ticks form your WhatsApp application.
Step 1 – First check that you have the latest version of WhatsApp. If you don’t have the latest version then you can download it from the given link.
Step 2 – Now, open the WhatsApp and tap on the ant menu (three dot menu) which can be found on the top right of the screen.
Step 3 – In the menu, select settings and go to Settings option. There you will find Account settings.
Step 4 – Select the Privacy settings and then scroll down the page to the end. Uncheck the Read receipt.
Now you have disabled Blue Ticks / Message Receipts from WhatsApp. You can always enable them with the same procedure. Drop a comment if you have any problems.