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How to turn off blue tick in WhatsApp

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games Discussion' started by Manish Patel, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Manish Patel

    Manish Patel New Member Staff Member Team FR

    Many people are looking for how to disable blue tick option in WhatsApp due to privacy and here is the solution for that.

    Recently WhatsApp has added new feature where two blue ticks confirmed that a WhatsApp message has been read by the recipient. But this feature breaks the privacy of recipient and lot's of user not liked it.

    Now to concern about the WhatsApp user's privacy, company updated the app and new updates bring turn off blue tick option. Though the new feature is default for every uses but if you want to disable it, you need to do it manually.

    The first step is to get the latest APK file from WhatsApp:

    1. Download the latest (version 2.11.444) WhatsApp apk from the official website.

    2. On your Android phone, go to Settings > Security > Check Unknown sources, to enable installing apps from outside Google Play. Note that the exact path to the setting can vary depending on your device manufacturer and Android version - the important thing to note is that you enable installing apps from unknown sources.

    3. Open the apk on your Android phone. This will install the latest version of the app on your device.
    Once the app is installed, here's how to disable read receipts:

    1. Open WhatsApp and tap three vertical dots icon on the top right.

    2. Now go to Settings > Account > Privacy.

    3. Uncheck Read receipts.
    That will disable the blue ticks on WhatsApp. As we noted above, feature isn't available on other platforms or on Google Play as yet, but now that this feature has appeared on the official WhatsApp apk, we can hope that an update will bring it to all platforms.

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