WhatsApp Now Confirms ‘Message Read’ Status with Blue Colored Tick Marks

by: - Last updated on: November 6th, 2014

The ever growing and hugely popular messaging platform, WhatsApp has added a simple, yet very useful and much requested feature. After sending a private message to a contact, you will know once the message has been read. WhatsApp used to confirm the delivery of the message with grey colored double tick, but now, the blue colored double tick confirms that the message has been opened by the contact.


Some of our readers have been noticing this change since day before yesterday, but it seems WhatsApp has finally rolled out the feature for everyone now. Their FAQ section has now been updated with this newly added feature.

In a group chat, the second check marks will appear when all participants in the group have received your message. The two blue check marks will appear when all participants in the group have read your message.

You can also long-press on the message to find the exact time when the message was read by tapping on the message info button. While most users should be happy with this latest update, some might find it a bit too intrusive. As of now, there’s no option to turn this feature off (like it’s the case with ‘last seen’ status).

Please note that if you don’t see the blue double tick marks, it could be because your message has not been read yet or your contact’s WhatsApp app is outdated or you or the recipient is experiencing connection issues.



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  1. How do you turn OFF the “message read” function. I don’t want people to know when I’ve read their message.

    1. Sadly, there’s no way yet. There’s a tough workaround though. When you get a message, you can disable wifi/data, open the app, read the messages, close it and enable wifi/data back. The other person won’t know you have read the message. Too much of work to keep the check marks grey!

      1. How come all are not blue yet they are being read..is this just on Android as i dont get it on my iPhone but do I my note 3.. Great app thank u. And

        1. The last time seen was two days ago but the messages have the double blue check mark and by pressing the text shows a time. It is possible that someone can read the text without changing the last time seen?

  2. I send a txt and say at 16:44 and appear the 2 blue tick but on the last seen status was 16:30 what those this mean? Was the txt read before opening whatsapp?