WhatsApp one of the world’s most popular instant messenger has recently rolled out a new update. It is a server side functionality which lets you know whether the receiver has read your message or not. Till now WhatsApp had two notifications in the form of ticks. Single tick which means that the message is sent and double tick which means that the message is received. To add to this list here is a third notification a blue colored double tick which shows that the message is read by the receiver.
This feature is automatically rolled out to millions of WhatsApp users. Many of you might be happy with this functionality but many might be against it. The reason being now you are forced to respond to messages as the sender gets to know as soon as you read the message. As of now WhatsApp does not have any setting to deactivate this WhatsApp Message Read Receipt Notification.
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If you are here looking for a trick to disable WhatsApp message read receipt notification then here is a short tip for you. This is the only way wherein you can disable message read notification of Whatsapp as of now.
I came to know about it yesterday wherein I found blue ticks on my WhatsApp messages but I ignored it. Later that day I received a message from a friend stating me to forward it to 10 friends to use WhatsApp for free or else I will be charged. The message also stated that the confirmation will be shown in the form of blue ticks. This is when I started to research on it and found the update on WhatsApp FAQ Page. I also tried to find a way to deactivate this feature but I can’t with the default settings. This is when I tried to do this small tweak with my friends mobile and it did work for me.
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Disable WhatsApp Message Read Receipt Notification
- As soon as you receive a message you will find it on your notification bar on top – Don’t open it instantly!!!
- Just disable your Internet Data Setting – Now read the WhatsApp message
- Now Enable your Internet Data Setting
- Notification Message will not be sent in this case and the sender won’t get to know whether you have read his message or not
This is an annoying thing as you will need to do things manually which might irritate you. But this is something which can come in handy when you need to avoid or ignore someone’s WhatsApp message intensionally. Till we have a permanent fix; this is the only way through which we can skip the WhatsApp message read notification. If you have any better idea to do this task then do let me know by commenting.
Note: Old version of WhatsApp does not have this feature included. So if you are still using the old version of WhatsApp and don’t like this feature then it is better you stick with it. Do not update it!!!