WhatsApp’s read receipt feature – the two blue tick marks—lets you know that your message has been read by the receivers; in individual conversation. But what about group conversation? Well, you have to slightly dig dip to know who has read your WhatsApp group message on iPhone or Android.
At times, WhatsApp users may require knowing if their group message has been read by all or not just in case the message is very important for everyone. If you are unaware of this little trick, here is how you can discover it.
- Know Who Has Read Your WhatsApp Group Message on iPhone
- Disable Read Receipts in WhatsApp on iPhone
- Get to Know Who Has Read Your WhatsApp Group Message on Android
- Turn Off Read Receipts in WhatsApp on Android
How to Know Who Has Read Your WhatsApp Group Message on iPhone
Step #1. Launch WhatsApp.
Step #2. Tap on any group.
Step #3. Send a new message to the group, if you want to do a fresh experiment.
Step #4. Tap and hold on the sent message, a menu will popup then tap on Info.
Step #5. Now, you will see who has read your message under Read By.
Those who haven’t read your message as yet will be listed under Delivered To.
Note: When you send a message on WhatsApp, it will show:
There is another way to know who has read the WhatsApp group message on iPhone.
Step #1. Follow the first three steps as mentioned above.
Step #2. Now swipe from right to left on the sent message (Text, Image or Video).
Step #3. And the same Message Info screen will appear.
Here, you can check who has read your message.
How to Disable Read Receipts in WhatsApp on iPhone
If you no longer want others to find out whether you read their message or not, disable Read Receipts. When you turn it off, you can’t see read receipts from other people as well. Besides, it’s always sent in the group conversation.
Step #1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone → Tap on the Settings tab at the bottom → Tap on Account.
Step #2. Tap on Privacy.
Step #3. Turn off the switch next to Read Receipts.
Now, let’s check out the way to know who has read your message in WhatsApp group on Android devices.
How to Know Who Has Read Your WhatsApp Group Message on Android
Step #1. Open WhatsApp and Tap on Group.
Step #2. Tap on Hold the Message you just sent.
Step #3. Tap on “i” (information) icon.
Step #4. On this screen, you will be able to see the name of the person(s) who has read your message.
Unlike the iPhone, there is no other way like swipe gesture.
How to Turn Off Read Receipts in WhatsApp on iPhone
Step #1. Open WhatsApp and tap on that vertical ellipsis and tap on Settings.
Step #2. Tap on Account then Privacy.
Step #3. Toggle the switch next to Read Receipts.
Read Receipts feature has existed for a long time in the stock Messages app for iPhone. The stock message app allows you to enable/disable individual read receipts so that you are able to have needed control over this feature. I wish WhatsApp brought the same functionality to the messaging app to enhance the privacy of users. What do you think of it? Share your valuable feedback in the comments below.
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