How to turn off read receipts on WhatsApp

How to turn off read receipts on WhatsApp
How to turn off read receipts on WhatsApp
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With WhatsApp, it is possible to see read receipts for a sent message. However, if you don't want to let your recipient know that you've read their message, you should turn this feature off. Find out with some very simple tips how to get there whether you are using a device running iOS or Android.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Turn off WhatsApp read receipts on iPhone

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Step 1. Open the WhatsApp application

The app icon looks like a green bubble around a white phone handset.

If this is your first time to open the app, you will need to configure it first

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Step 2. Touch Settings

You will be able to see this button in the lower right corner of the screen.

  • If the app opens on a conversation, you need to tap the icon Return which looks like ← and is located in the upper left corner of the screen.
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Step 3. Select Account

It's at the top of the page.

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Step 4. Tap Privacy

You will see this option at the top of the Account page.

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Step 5. Press the switch in front of Read Receipts

You will see this option near the bottom of the Privacy page. By pressing the switch in front Read receipts which will turn gray, you will deactivate the read receipt in private conversations, preventing you at the same time from seeing the blue “Message Seen” ticks in your conversations.

If the switch turns gray, read receipts are disabled

Method 2 of 2: Turn off WhatsApp read receipts on Android

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Step 1. Open the WhatsApp application

The app icon looks like a green bubble around a white phone handset.

If this is your first time opening the app, you will need to configure it first

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Step 2. Select ⋮

You will see this icon in the upper right corner of your device.

  • If the app opens to a conversation, you need to tap the icon Return which looks like ← and is located in the upper left corner of the screen.
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Step 3. Touch Settings

You will be able to see this button at the bottom of the displayed drop-down menu.

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Step 4. Select Account

This is the first option on the Settings page.

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Step 5. Tap Privacy

This is the first option on the Account page.

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Step 6. Press the switch in front of Read Receipts

You will see this option near the bottom of the Privacy page. By pressing the switch in front Read receipts which will turn gray, you will deactivate the read receipt in private conversations, preventing you at the same time from seeing the blue “Message Seen” ticks in your conversations.

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