Whatsapp has been in the news lately for introducing a new feature called “Blueticks” in it’s latest Update. The Users have started calling this update as “Whatsapp’s Blue Version”. However, it seems like most of the users don’t like it because of the way the new update is effecting their privacy. Now Whatsapp is eventually releasing a new beta version to solve this problem.
What are these Blue ticks in Whatsapp:
The Blueticks Lets the Sender Know whether the Message has been Read by the recipient or not. The Double Grey ticks which represent Sent and Delivered Status next to the message turns into BLUE color if the message sent on whatsapp is read by the recipient. By the i’m writing this post This particular Update Rolled out for Android. While i’m not sure about IOS. But i’m Sure this post is useful for IOS users too once they get the Blueticks update.
Is this a BAD Update From Whatsapp?
Just like the coin has both sides, The New Blue Ticks Feature has it’s Pros and Cons. While this Update became quite handy for the many whatsapp users. On the other hand, Through Social Media Many people are claiming that the blue ticks features effects the privacy of a person showing whether he.she read the message or not and WHEN he/she read it (there is no time-stamp, but one who observes the ticks can guess the time).
There are some incidents which i came to know through social networks and Media that a lot of divorce cases were also filed because of this latest update from Whatsapp (google it for yourself). I think this is the reason that led whatsapp to rollout a privacy update for this feature in a very short span.
How to Disable/Hide Blue tick Marks on Whatsapp Android/iOS:
The Update is Not Available from the Playstore to Download Just Yet. But the Updated Beta version with this new feature is available for download from whatsapp official website. http://www.whatsapp.com/
STEP 1: download the whatsapp update apk from official site.
Step 2: Once you finished downloading the Apk, Install it in the Mobile/Tablet and open the App.
Step 3: Now Go to Settings > Account > Privacy.
Step 4: Scroll down to find the Check Box option “Read Receipts”. Uncheck the Box to Turn of the Blueticks (Read Receipts).
Please Note that After Disabling this feature, You won’t be able to see the Read receipts for the messages you Sent to others.
Also Note That: If you Don’t see any blueticks in your whatsapp application now, then may be you are not using the latest verison.
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