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How to turn off read receipts in Whatsapp?

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Facebook-owned messaging service Whatsapp is one of the most popular apps in its segment with over 1.5 billion active users, that dwarf its nearest competition by miles. India happens to be a major market for Whatsapp, with an estimated 400 million active users on the platform and more joining in every day.

Moreover, WhatsApp is accessible on all the platform — Android, iOS as well as on the web. But, just like in real life, it’s possible you need some space and don’t want some people to know if you’ve read their message or haven’t. So, we are here with a simple guide to explain how you can turn off the read receipts in WhatsApp that’ll turn off the blue ticks on the app.

How to turn off read receipts? 

To turn off read receipts (also known as, blue tick) in WhatsApp, follow the instructions given below.

When you are done with the above steps, you will notice that there will be no blue tick, either on the messages that you receive or on the messages that you send.

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What happens when you turn off the read receipts?

After you have turned off the read receipts option, the following things happen.

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Why are you not seeing the read receipts?

Here is a list of scenarios because of which you might not see the read receipts on your device.

Blue Tick on WhatsApp messages

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