WhatsApp has been rolling out quite a lot of updates for its messenger. Just within a couple of weeks after adding the 'blue check marks' which indicates that the message has been read, now the Facebook-owned messenger app has released another update that lets users to disable the same 'read receipts' feature.
It is quite a way to give privacy features to the users. It can be used by heading on to the privacy setting in the profile settings option. Thus, once you disable the feature, WhatsApp will no longer show other people when you read their messages. However, it will also stop you from seeing the blue checkmarks for all of your conversations.
The new version 2.11.44 with the read receipt disable support is only available on the WhatsApp website right now but we expect it to reach Google Play in the coming days.
Further, the new version of the WhatsApp also brings support for heads-up notifications, which have been introduced in Android 5.0. For those of you, who are unaware of the heads-up notifications, with Lollipop Google has started allowing the developers to set-up priority flags for their notifications and when high, max or full-screen priority flag has been set on a particular notification, it triggers the head-up notification display. After this period of time, the notification goes back to the notification shade. So, for new WhatsApp messages now, Android 5.0 will trigger heads-up notifications.
It is yet to be known when the update will arrive on the Google Play store. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!