Simply go to Settings Read Receipts and uncheck the box.
However, bear in mind that by hiding your own read receipts, you’ll also lose the ability to see when your own sent messages have been read. You can sneakily read messages without those blue ticks appearing on your friend’s screen and disabling read receipts by enabling Aeroplane Mode before launching the app and opening the message in question.
By Holly Reisem Hanna Back when I was in college, I worked for a telemarketing company.
No replies after an hour when everyone was online and irritatingly chatty just a minute before you messaged? This will show you exactly who has read it and when.
Further proof of Whats App being a maze of potential social pitfalls is the ability to hide your ‘last seen’ time.
More often than not, people did not want to converse on the phone (which I totally get), so I would have to deal with their anger, irritation, and lots of hang ups. After college, I worked for Medicaid doing prior authorization for nursing visits and home medical equipment.
Again I was on the phone for long periods of time dealing with disgruntled providers — no fun!
Even if you use it on a daily basis, Whats App is packed with lots of handy, little-known features you might not be familiar with. Both a blessing and a curse, Whats App’s ticks-based system shows when your sent messages have been delivered (one grey tick), received (two grey ticks) and read (two blue ticks).