Here's a Simple Trick to Get Read Receipts on WhatsApp Even if its Turned Off

A couple of years back, WhatsApp introduced a feature known as Read Receipts that will let you know if the person on the other side has seen or read your message and the time when the message your read as well.

How to Get Read Receipts on WhatsApp Even if its Turned Off

At the time of introducing this feature, WhatsApp received a lot of criticism as there was no setting to disable the read receipts. However, the messaging platform soon came up with a way to disable the same.

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If the recipients of your WhatsApp message have disabled the read receipts, it might be confusing for you to know when they have read or seen the message. So, here is a way to get read receipts on WhatsApp even if the person, on the other hand, has disabled it.

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What are Read Receipts?

Read receipts are nothing but the blue ticks that appear once your recipients have read your message on WhatsApp. If you turn off the read receipts, the senders will not get to know when you have read or seen their messages. However, the catch is that you will also not get to know when others have read your messages as well.

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Disable Read Receipts

Any WhatsApp user who doesn't want to reveal his or her privacy can turn off the read receipts in a few taps. Well, just open WhatsApp and go to Settings → Account → Privacy. Over there, you will get an option called Read Receipts. You just have to turn it off.

Just tweak a setting on WhatsApp

Well, you can get the read receipts even if your senders have turned off the feature. This is possible by tweaking one of the features of the Read Receipts.

Read receipts are sent in group chats

Even if the Read Receipts are disabled, the same is always enabled in the group chats. Even if you turn off the same, you will get the receipts for the messages that you receive in group chats. Eventually, the sender of a message in groups will get the read timestamp whenever you read the messages they send.

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The trick is too simple

If you want to get the read receipts of a particular contact or contacts who has disabled the feature, then you need to first create a group with that contact or contacts. This way, if you send a message on WhatsApp to that person, you will get the timestamp of when the person has read your message even if the person has turned off the read receipts.

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