WhatsApp now has blue checks for read messages

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WhatsApp is worth billions of dollars, and there seems to be a good reason for that: many of you are using it, at least according to the flood of tips we are now getting. Today on the backend for WhatsApp they have evidently thrown a switch to make the double checks blue for when someone reads your messages.

If you see two blue check marks next to your sent message, then the recipient has read your message. In a group chat or broadcast message, the check marks will turn blue when every participant has read your message.

You do not need to update the app, as this is something that the WhatsApp team has done server side. So just enjoy the blue checks.

Source: WhatsApp

Daniel Rubino
  • I don't see any blue check marks on my iPhone is this only for group message?
  • Ofc the other way around.. not for group messages, just think about it. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • I've had blue checks on my Android all day. Just figured it was an update. Didn't pay it much mind.
  • I'm getting blue check marks now. They need to hurry up and update for iphone 6/6+.
  • They should throw the switch into the app to enable or disable "read" status for the messages. This is why I loathe BBM in the first place, because when someone sees that you've read their message, they feel that you are obliged to reply to their message A.S.A.P. and two things will happen: If you don't reply immediately they will throw you another message asking for you to reply, or they will think that you are deliberately ignoring them when in truth you're probably in a meeting or busy doing something else, and feel that the reply can wait.
  • Hell I've had people accusing me of ignoring them just by the delivery (not read) receipt. Sent from the iMore App
  • i dont see also a blue check on my iphone 5s
  • They should update the app to support iphone 6 and 6plus before worrying about stupid blue ticks!!! Sent from the iMore App
  • An update? The "same" update for optimizing for iPhone 6 screens? Sent from the iMore App
  • Ok, "no update" I just read. You swipe from right to left to display this! Sent from the iMore App
  • Just found something really cool on whatsapp! I'm sure you guys know this already but I only just found it! If you tap on an actual message bubble within a chat and drag it left it shows you the delivered and read date and time of that actual message bubble!
  • These things keep intruding my privacy! I guess I will stop using soon. Sent from the iMore App
  • Is that all that they could've done.... Add blue check marks... When are they gonna update for iPhone 6? Sent from the iMore App