How To Change Your WhatsApp Blue Ticks

Many WhatsApp users due to some reasons wish to hide their read messages from their friends and other parties but do not know how to.

Here is the way out;
You can simply turn off ‘read receipt’ from Settings. If you turn off ‘read receipt’, there will be no any blue tick. If you read a message when the ‘read receipt’ is turned off, the sender will get just the grey double tick. But remember, if you turn off ‘read receipt’, you cannot see any blue tick, even when you send a message to somebody & he/she read the message. So it works in both side i.e. the blue tick will be turned off if you are either the recipient or the sender.

To turn off/on ‘read receipt’, open WhatsApp & then go to Settings/Account/Privacy. You can find the option at the bottom. Untick the option “Read receipt” to turn off & tick the option to turn on ‘read receipt’.


How to disable Blue Ticks aka Read Receipts on WhatsApp for iPhone: Open WhatsApp from your iPhone. Tap Settings located at the bottom-right corner of the screen. You should see Read Receipts as the last option, toggle the switch to OFF to disable this feature.

On WhatsApp, it says on the message info that the message has been read with 2 blue ticks and no time and message delivered with 2 grey checks with time. What does this mean?

One of the most important features to have been added is the delivery and read receipt system. If you have noted when using the app, once you send a message, you will note a grey tick below the text.

After some time, another tick will be added and they will remain grey in color. Shortly after the two ticks will turn blue.

Many people who have used the app to communicate are yet to understand the purpose of the ticks. It is common to find people being anxious about the length of time that a recipient is taking to reply to one’s message.

Engaged couples have decided to break up because of ticks. Friends wait for hours to see the color of ticks change. Aspiring detectives seek answers questions like “Has he/she seen my messages?” or “Has he/she seen the pictures that I sent”.

Well, you can finally know if your message has been delivered or read by the recipient. Here is a complete guide that will help you understand WhatsApp ticks.

Once you send the message, you will be redirected to the conversation stream.

Here, you will note a grey tick just beside the time when the message was sent.

The single grey tick symbolizes that the message has been successfully sent by WhatsApp servers to the contact but it has yet to be received.the same with group text.

grey ticks (✓)

Now, you already know that a single grey tick simply means that the chat has been sent to the recipient but has yet to be received. If you keep monitoring the chat stream, you will notice that the single tick will be paired with another after a few seconds.

The two grey ticks are designed to symbolize that the message has been delivered to the recipient.

This happens only when the recipient is online. One thing you need to note is that the recipient has not read the message at this stage.

So, be patient. The recipient will be reading the message shortly and you will know this.

There are times when the single grey tick will be present for a long duration. Don’t let paranoia kick in.

This may be as a result of one of the following reasons.

The recipient’s phone may be off

The recipient may be experiencing network connection issues

The recipient may have received the new message notification but they have yet to launch the app

The recipient may have blocked you which may be unfortunate.

In group chats, two grey ticks means the chat has been delivered to members but they are yet to read the contents. So be a little patient as all members may not be online at the same time.

c. Two blue ticks (✓✓)

If you noticed that the two grey ticks have suddenly turned into blue or deep blue color, it means the recipient has read your message. The only way they could do that is by launching the app and tapping on the notification.

This will direct the user to the conversation stream window where they can tap on a specific contact to read any new chats. This happens for one on one chats.

In group chats for the double grey ticks to turn into deep blue, all members of the group must have read the message.

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