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How to Turn Off Read Receipts (Blue Tick) on WhatsApp (Android and iPhone)

In this post, you’ll see what is “read receipts” and how to turn off the blue tick on WhatsApp.

I use the app (Android phone and iPhone), Web, and Desktop. Let’s start.

How to Turn Off Blue Tick in WhatsApp (iPhone)

Here are the steps:

  1. Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.
  2. Hit the Settings tab at the bottom.
  3. Select Privacy.
  4. You can now see the “Read Receipts” option between Default Message Timer and Screen Lock. Disable it (to turn it off) or enable it (to turn it on).

That’s all.

How to Turn Off WhatsApp Read Receipts (Android)

Here are the steps:

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.

Hit the three vertical dots at the top right and tap “Settings.”

Select Account > Privacy.

You can now see the “Read receipts” option between the Status and Default message timer. Disable it (to turn it off) or enable it (to turn it on).

That’s all.

How to Turn Off Read Receipts on WhatsApp Web

Here are the steps:

Open WhatsApp Web.

Click the three vertical dots on the left sidebar top if you’re on the Web.

Select Settings > Privacy.

Disable (to turn it off) or enable (to turn it on) “Read receipts.” You can find this one between the “About” and “Default message timer.”

That’s it.

You can’t turn on or off the blue tick on the WhatsApp Desktop app. But you can see the read receipts status.

Here are the steps:

Open the WhatsApp Desktop app.

Click on the Gear icon at the bottom left.

Select Account.

In the Privacy section, you can view the read receipts status.

What is “Read Receipts” on 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.

Here are some essential questions and their answers:

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 the 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.

Thanks for reading.

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