How to Disable WhatsApp Message Seen or Blue Ticks?

If you are looking to know how you can turn off the read receipts (Blue Ticks) on WhatsApp, this post is specially written for you. Here, I will guide you on How to Disable WhatsApp Blue Ticks. After going through this post, you’ll learn about turning off the read receipts on both Android and iOS.

Turn Off Whatsapp Blue Tick

How to Disable WhatsApp Blue Ticks

WhatsApp uses Ticks (✔) to inform users about the status of the message they send and receive. When you send a message on WhatsApp, a single grey-tick will appear at first, informing that the message is sent from your device. After that, when it reaches the receiver, you will see grey-double-ticks. And, when the receiver reads or opens the message, the double ticks will turn blue. The Blue Tick feature is known as ‘Read Receipts’ and was launched in 2014 globally.

The read receipts or blue ticks is a very useful feature as it let us know that the message we have sent is read by the user. At the same time, the messages we read will tell their sender about that with the read receipts. But, there are certain situations where you’ll feel the need to turn off the read receipts. A lot of people search the web to know about disabling the blue tick. I will just explain that here briefly. The procedure is very simple and almost similar on both Android and iOS.

1. Disable WhatsApp Blue Ticks on Android

You can turn off the WhatsApp blue ticks on your android smartphone by just following the simple steps mentioned below.

Note: You have to use the latest version of WhatsApp in order to be able to disable the blue ticks. If you are using an older version of WhatsApp, just visit Play Store and update the app right now.

  • Firstly, open WhatsApp by tapping on its icon from the home screen.
  • Now tap on the three-dots present on the top-right corner of your screen.
  • Next, tap on Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on Account to go into account settings.
  • Now tap on Privacy to access privacy settings.
  • You will see the option of ‘Read receipts’ here. Just tap the toggle switch to Off position.

That’s it. The WhatsApp users who send you a message will not get blue ticks whenever you read their message now. However, the read receipts for WhatsApp groups will still work.

Enable WhatsApp Blue Ticks on Android

You can enable the blue ticks on WhatsApp in case you change your mind in the future.  Follow these steps in order to know how to do that.

  • Firstly, open WhatsApp by tapping on its icon from the home screen.
  • Now tap on the three-dots present on the top-right corner of your screen.
  • Next, tap on Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on Account to go into account settings.
  • Now tap on Privacy to access privacy settings.
  • You will see the option of ‘Read receipts’ here. Just tap the toggle switch to On position.

That’s it. The read receipts will start working now. The users who send you a message will see blue ticks when you read the text.

2. How to Disable WhatsApp Message Seen on iOS

You can disable the read receipts on your iPhone or iPad by just following the simple instructions given below.

Note: You have to use the latest version of WhatsApp in order to be able to disable the blue ticks. If you are using an older version of WhatsApp, you can update it by following the steps below-

  1. Go to the App Store by tapping its icon from the home screen.
  2. Now tap on the Human shaped icon present in the top right corner of your screen. This will take you to account info.
  3. Next, go the Available Updates section by scrolling a bit.
  4. Find WhatsApp here and tap on Update to update it to the latest version.

Now follow these steps to disable WhatsApp blue ticks on your iPhone or iPad.

  • Firstly, open WhatsApp by tapping on its icon from the home screen.
  • Now tap on Settings present in the bottom right corner.
  • Next, tap on Account and then tap on Privacy.
  • Here, you will see the ‘Read receipts’ feature. Just tap on the toggle switch present next to it to Off position.

That’s it. The WhatsApp users who send you a message will not get blue ticks whenever you read their message now. However, the read receipts for WhatsApp groups will still work.

Enable WhatsApp Blue Ticks on iOS

You can enable the blue ticks on WhatsApp in case you change your mind in the future.  Follow these steps in order to know how to do that.

  • Firstly, open WhatsApp by tapping on its icon from the home screen.
  • Now tap on Settings present in the bottom right corner.
  • Next, tap on Account and then tap on Privacy.
  • Here, you will see the ‘Read receipts’ feature. Just tap on the toggle switch present next to it to On position.

That’s it. The read receipts will start working now. The users who send you a message will see blue ticks when you read the text.

How to read WhatsApp messages without showing blue ticks to others?

There are two special tricks that you can use in order to read the WhatsApp messages without them showing blue ticks to the sender. I will tell you about them so you don’t even have to turn off the blue ticks.

1. Read messages from the Notification Panel

You can read the WhatsApp messages from the notification panel or notification bar on Android smartphones as well as iPhones. Also, you can reply to the messages from notifications by tapping on Reply.

You won’t even have to open WhatsApp for this and your last seen won’t change.

2. Read messages from a different window on the WhatsApp web.

You can use the WhatsApp web version in order to read WhatsApp messages without giving the blue ticks to the sender. To do this, just log in to the WhatsApp Web on a window. Now open another window on your browser and change its size to the point where you can see the WhatsApp messages in from the other window in the background. Just keep your cursor on the non-WhatsApp window and you can read messages without letting the sender know.

Final Words

That’s how you disable WhatsApp blue ticks on android and iPhone. I hope this post helps you to learn the process. If you have any suggestions or doubts regarding anything written here, feel free to catch up to me using the comment box. I’ll be glad to listen and respond.

Also Check: 15 Best WhatsApp Tricks You Should Try Now!

Leave a Reply