In this current age, you will hardly come across a smartphone that doesn't actually have WhatsApp installed on it. Sure, there a few who still believe in the traditional "call up my friend once in a while," but otherwise, the entire world has take to the IM pretty well.
While changes and upgrades have always formed an integral part of the IM, it seems like a brand new update for the same has arrived. The IM maker has recently been rolling out a read receipt feature that will let users know when their message has been read.
Chances are that you have been confused by the new changes and looking for an explanation regarding the same. According to WhatsApp's website, the new double blue ticks mean that a message has been read. Keeping that in mind, here are the things that you have to know related to the new update.
Last Seen Replaced by Double Ticks
Apparently, the new update will make sure you get to know if your last message was read. While the confirmation was previously taken care by the occasional "Last Seen" notification below the text, it will now show a couple of blue ticks to let you know.
This isn't one of those updates that arrive on a single platform at start while others wait out patiently. On the contrary, since WhatsApp is universally used across all platforms, the maker has kept to the age old "equality for all" fundamentals.
For any message that you send, you will be able to see a Message Info screen. This screen will display the details of when your message was delivered, read or played by the recipient. Also note that when a participant leaves a group, the Message Info screen will still show the original information.
Bypass the Blue Ticks
If you are of the anonymous sorts, there's a way you can not tell the world that you saw the last message. When you receive a text, don't open it. Instead, go out of the app, disconnect the Internet capabilities of your handset, go into your app and then open the text. Later reconnect the Internet, but the ticks will still remain grey.
You Will Now Have to Reply to Everyone
With great power, comes great responsibility. In this instance, however, with better technology, comes bigger headache. Your friends will know if you saw their last post or not owing to the new double ticks. And in case you don't reply, they will keep haggering you for a reply, especially when they know that you have indeed seen the text. You can run, but can't hide!