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Disable WhatsApps Blue Check Mark Message Read Confirmation


WhatsApp is now an essential way of effective communication in human being. This instant messaging app really making many people life easier as well as more emotional. WhatsApp DP not showing issue force developers to introduce manageable privacy settings which is really good thing in this internet world.

Yesterday WhatsApp rollout another set of most demanding update called “Recipient Message Read Checkmarks” using Blue check marks. Which is one of the trending topic in current internet world, from younger to older everyone is in surprise with those BLUE checkmarks. If you are one of those let me explain you why this update mean to be developed.


The only reason is to showcase your message reading activity to sender of message. If you ping X person and on receiving your message at X persons end you will see two gray ✓✓ checkmarks. But now onward if that person open your conversation and read your message  then instead of those gray ticks you will able to see two BLUE ✓✓ marks,which realize that receiver read his/her message. This task work vice a versa.


Though this demanding feature looks interesting, few tight privacy holders like love-birds, official people & corporate teams etc are not happy with this update as they still want to maintain their privacy by keeping their message reading activity undisclosed. Nobody is interested to fight with his/her GF/BF or boss using this technology punch.


Process to Disable WhatsApp’s  BLUE Checkmark Message Read Confirmation:

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1. Download WhatsApp’s latest version on your mobile & install it.

2. Navigate to Settings->Account->Privacy and enable/disable read receipts option according to your need.


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You can get rid of from this stuff using 2 other ways also.

Process1:  By Using Older Version Of WhatsApp (Android)

This process involves downgrading your WhatsApp messenger to a previous version, mostly the version before V2.11.432.

Before you process we highly recommended you to take a Backup of  your WhatsApp messages from Phone Settings > Chat Settings > Backup conversations for safety purpose & turnoff your automatic updates of all apps from Play Store.

Step 1.  Uninstall your WhatsApp if you are using latest version WhatsApp V2.11.432.

Step 2. Download old version WhatsApp APK file  to your phone WhatsApp 2.11.426. or this APKAndroidUnknowSourceInstall

Step 3. Install that APK, as its third party APK you need to revise your security settings. Navigate to Phone Settings > Security and look for the circle next to “Unknown sources” simply enable it to allow APK installation.

Step 5. Complete your installation and start using WhatsApp without hampering your privacy. Please refer below conversation


Note: Google For iOS older version of WhatsApp

Process2: Use steps mentioned in TheCopyPasteBlog article which only work on Android-to-iPhone or cross platform devices.

Our Suggestions to WhatsApp: We suggest Whatsapp team to put an option in application itself to choose user whether they want to enable or disable this functionality.

Kindly put your suggestions in comment section.

Saurabh Mukhekar is a Tech Blogger from Pune, India. He is also thinker, maker, life long learner, hybrid developer, edupreneur, mover & shaker. He's captain planet of BlogSaays and seemingly best described in rhyme. Follow Him On
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  • Syed Sarfraz Haider Mar 14,2018 at 9:54 am

    Thanks for sharing kind information

  • Huma Oct 15,2017 at 11:03 pm

    Yeah This should be done by Whatsapp, as Facebook did the same. In my personal opinion, I feel comfortable, when reviver, see my messages and I see it my seen ticks.

  • oli Apr 17,2017 at 1:59 pm

    This Is Good Post, It Is Help For Every Whatapps Users, Thanks Owner To Write This Wonderful Article.

    Recent Posted–

    • Saurabh Apr 19,2017 at 5:05 pm

      thanks for your kind words

  • Arham Feb 7,2017 at 7:18 pm

    I agree with you 100%. I have seen many couples fighting over something like “You saw my message and didn’t reply. Why was that?” and many more. This feature is indeed a handy one but it also finishes privacy.

    • Saurabh Feb 8,2017 at 2:40 pm

      Totally agree, technology and variety of options making human being to try and play with emotions, which is unethical

  • Diego Torent Nov 14,2016 at 2:28 am

    Thanks bro..I like this article
    You are the best

    • Saurabh Nov 14,2016 at 1:47 pm

      thanks, Diego, hope it helped you to solve your whats app profile pic not showing an issue

  • Mike McIntosh Dec 4,2014 at 10:48 pm

    Great points, here, Saurabh, thanks for taking the time. WhatsApp is definitely the wave of the future for anyone that runs any of their marketing avenues online. We agree with your suggestion about these updates, too.

    • Saurabh Dec 5,2014 at 2:29 am

      Thanks Mike, your kind words always boost our energy.

  • Nauman Nov 22,2014 at 1:35 pm

    thats a very nice app..

  • Jlaft Nov 16,2014 at 12:16 am

    amaaaaaaaaaaaazing i like it ,

    it work for me well

    thanks a lot my friend

    u are the best

    • Saurabh Nov 18,2014 at 5:06 pm

      we are happy that our article solve your problem. Btw whatsapp latest version now have option to hide blue ticks

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