Last week’s WhatsApp “Read Receipts” update really ticked off a lot of people. Luckily, there is now a way to run off those two blue ticks that lets you know if someone has read your messages, but only if you are an Android user using the new beta version of the app. The update is not available in the App Store yet but we suspect it will filter through soon.
Here’s how: (In the WhatsApp app) Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > disable Read Receipts.
If you want to go completely private you can turn the Last Seen feature off and your contacts will only be able to see when you are online and not when you were online last. The only catch is that your privacy comes at a price. If you don’t show them yours they won’t show you theirs, so you won’t be able to see when others were last online either.
Here’s how: (In the WhatsApp app) Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Last Seen > Choose from Everyone, My Contacts or Nobody.