The ever popular WhatsApp IM has been the talk of the town with the introduction of its (in)famous new blue ticks. From thousands of memes to crude jokes, the new addition from WhatsApp has surely turned a few heads in the process.
In case you still aren't aware, the new feature lets users know that their messages have been read, with the double grey ticks appearing in front of the messages turning blue. And already the company is letting users of its Android app disable the feature with the rollout of WhatsApp version 2.11.444.
But what all must you do to make sure these blue ticks are a thing of the past on your Android handset? Here are 5 easy steps to disable the WhatsApp blue ticks for read messages. Go through the sliders below for more information.
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First of all, make sure that your Android handset is running on Android 2.1 or a newer version. Since an older verison may not be able to support the new feature.
Head over to the settings menu and enable 'Download from Unknown Sources' in the Security tab.
Next, head over to the WhatsApp website and download the APK (application) file available under www.whatsapp.com/Android/
As soon as the APK file has been downloaded and installed on your handset, tap in the Install option.
Once WhatsApp is updated with the newly installed APK, head over to Settings > Account > Privacy. Under the Privacy tab, just uncheck the Read Receipts option. And you are done!