WhatsApp messenger is one of the most favorite and widely used messengers. Recently WhatsApp was updated with calling feature; earlier update had given read receipt feature. Read receipt feature is a boon and a curse at the same time. It is a boon because you get to know when your message is read by your recipient; and it is a curse because same happens to you when you read a message!

The feature notifies the sender that you have read their messages by turning the tick mark to blue. Same is the case in group conversation, when each and every member has read your message; the tick mark turns blue. At times, we cannot reply back as soon as we read a message, and that is when the problem starts, especially when the message is from your wife!

How to Disable Read Receipt in WhatsApp on iPhone

Let’s not become a victim of this feature any more, here’s the guide on how to disable read receipt indicator in WhatsApp. Before you proceed, a word of caution: you will stop receiving read receipt once you disable this option.

How to Turn Off Read Receipt in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #1. Open WhatsApp from your iPhone home screen.

Step #2. Tap on Settings located at bottom-right corner → Tap on Account.

Tap on Settings Then Account in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Privacy.

Tap on Privacy in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #4. Toggle off Read receipts option.

Disable WhatsApp Read Receipts on iPhone

That’s it; now the sender will not receive a blue tick when you read his/her message. As said earlier, there’s a downside to this option, even you will not receive a read receipt when your receiver has read your message. It’s either all or nothing situation.

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