How to remove ‘read tickmarks’ on whatsapp (android)

Recently. Whatsapp introduced a new feature to check whether our chatting partner have read our message or with a blue tick indication. This is a nice feature however majority of the Whatsapp users are unhappy with this update. Sometimes, I have even felt that this indication is not 100 % accurate and is spoiling relations. The upcoming whatsapp version will be coming with an option to disable this. We can download the beta version (WhatsApp 2.11.44 version) before the official release in play store from Whatsapp website.


UPDATE  : Now all whatsapp versions have option to disable read receipts by default. 

How to disable the read receipts 

After installing the APK, Go Settings–>Account—>Privacy


Untick “Read receipts”. Thats it. Please note , If you turn off read receipts, you wont be able to see read receipts from other people. Read receipts are always sent for group chats.


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Unni Krishnan

A linux server admin who loves linux, gadgets, technology, Music & movies :)

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