How to Turn Off Read Receipts on WhatsApp (iPhone, Android, and Web)

Note: I use iPhone X, Windows 11 PC, and Pixel 4a (Android 12).

Turn Off Read Receipts on WhatsApp (iPhone and Android Phone)

Here are the steps:

  1. Open the WhatsApp app.
  2. Hit the Settings at the bottom if you’re on an iPhone. Hit the three vertical dots at the top right and tap “Settings” if you’re using Android.
  3. Select Account > Privacy.
  4. You can now see the “Read Receipts” option. Disable (to turn it off) or enable (to turn it on) it.

That’s all.

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Disable Read Receipts on WhatsApp Web

Here are the steps:

Open WhatsApp Web. Click the three vertical dots on the top of the left sidebar.

Select Settings > Privacy. Disable (to turn it off) or enable (to turn it on) “Read receipts.”

That’s it.

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Here are some essential questions and their answers:

What is “Read Receipts” in WhatsApp?

Read receipts, also known as blue ticks or blue tick, is a feature that lets you know whether the recipient reads your message.

If you see blue ticks in a message, the recipient has read it. This feature is by default enabled on WhatsApp.

What Happens if You Turn Off Read Receipts on WhatsApp?

If you turn off read receipts, the sender will not know whether you read their message. Also, you’ll not know whether the recipient reads your message.

How do I disable the blue tick marks in the WhatsApp group chat?

There is no option to turn off blue checkmarks for the WhatsApp group.

Can you turn on or off read receipts for one person or specific contacts on WhatsApp?

No. There is no option for that.

That’s all.

I hope this guide, “How to Turn Off Read Receipts on WhatsApp (iPhone and Android),” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.

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