How to turn read receipts on or off in WhatsApp?

WhatsApp lets you send messages over an internet connection and also allows you to video call to your partner or friends. But sometimes you get stuck in an awkward situation when you wanted to read a message but did not want to reply nor let the sender know you read it. Now, you might be thinking that how’s that even possible? As soon as you open WhatsApp and read that message, the sender will get a blue tick on his/her side. Now the question that comes in your mind is how to turn read receipts on or off in WhatsApp? The answer to this question lies in this very article.

How to turn read receipts on or off in WhatsApp?

How to turn read receipts on or off in WhatsApp?

1. Open your WhatsApp on your smartphone. Tap on the More Options dots icon and then tap on Settings.

How to turn read receipts on or off in WhatsApp?

2. Then go to your Account option.

How to turn read receipts on or off in WhatsApp?

3. Tap on the Privacy Option.

How to turn read receipts on or off in WhatsApp?

4. Locate the “Read Receipts” option and then disable it as shown in the image below.

How to turn read receipts on or off in WhatsApp?

Now, your message will not be marked as read even though you have read the message. It’s important to know that if you turn off the read receipts then not only will nobody will see when you have read a message, but it will also disable the display of read receipts on your phone as well. It means that you also won’t be able to know if people have read your messages or not.

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