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Whatsapp adds option to disable the Blue Ticks

Annoyed with the Blue ticks? Does it intrude your privacy ? Well the answer might vary from person to person but surely the new feature by Whatsapp was very much controversial. The addition of the blue check marks was unwanted since it indicated that whether the recipient had read the message you sent.whatsapp

Few months back Whatsapp has included another privacy option in the app which lets user hide their status and Last seen which was accessible from the Privacy tab under the settings tab. Last week Whatsapp rolled out the new update, build 4.11.432 which has bundled the new feature of Blue Ticks . Good news on their part is Whatsapp has rolled out a minor update to the existing feature which let user choose whether they want to hide the ‘Read Receipt’ feature or not.

The new update build 4.11.444 has got the new option under the Privacy Tab . Once enabled, the ‘blue ticks’ will not show up on the sender’s window. One needs to simply go to the ‘Privacy Settings’ and enable/disable the feature. Obviously, this is a huge sigh of relief for many users.

The update is still not in Playstore but it can be downloaded from their official site.

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