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How to disable WhatsApp blue ticks

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Disable WhatsApp blue ticks on Android

If you want disable the blue WhatsApp ticks and use a smartphone Android, start the app of this service, press the button (...) che si trova in alto a destra e seleciona la voce Settings from the box that is shown to you.

At this point, go on Account> Privacy, scroll to the bottom of the screen you see and move up OFF La Levetta to Fianco della Dicitura Read confirmations.



Mission accomplished! Now your interlocutors will no longer see the blue ticks on WhatsApp when you read their messages, and vice versa. In group chats, as explained above, read receipts will continue to be displayed.

If you have second thoughts, no problem. You can restore the display of the blue WhatsApp ticks by returning to the menu Settings> Account> Privacy and moving on ON the lever near the wording Read confirmations. The changes will take effect immediately for both you and your interlocutors.

Disable WhatsApp blue ticks on iPhone

I use a iPhone? No problem. Disabling the blue WhatsApp ticks is a breeze even on iOS, the operating system of Apple's smartphones.

To achieve your goal, all you have to do is launch the app Whatsapp, select the tab Settings located at the bottom right and select the items Account e Privacy from the screen that opens. After that you have to move up OFF the relative levetta all'opzione Read confirmations And that's it.

The changes take effect immediately, so you will stop seeing the blue ticks for messages sent to your friends, while your interlocutors will stop seeing the blue ticks when you read their messages.



To retrace your steps and restore your read receipts - guess what - go back to the menu Settings> Account> Privacy of WhatsApp and reset to ON the relative levetta all'opzione Read confirmations.

Disable WhatsApp blue ticks on PC

Thanks to services such as Web WhatsApp and WhatsApp desktop client for Windows and macOS, you can also use WhatsApp from your computer and adjust many of its settings. Unfortunately, however, the one relating to the blue ticks is not among them.

If you use WhatsApp from your computer and want to disable the display of read receipts, I'm sorry, but at the moment you have to act as a smartphone as explained above. The messages you send or receive on your PC will not have blue ticks.

If you need more information on how to use WhatsApp on PC using WhatsApp Web or the official client of the service for Windows and macOS, consult this tutorial of mine that I have dedicated to the topic.


Other settings to increase privacy on WhatsApp

If you want to increase your privacy level on WhatsApp, I point out that in the menu Settings> Account> Privacy of the application you can find other settings that may be useful to you.

  • Last access - allows you to choose who to display the last access date to WhatsApp. I told you about it in more detail in my tutorial on how to remove last WhatsApp access.
  • Profile picture - allows you to choose who to display your profile photo on WhatsApp.
  • Info - allows you to choose who to display the personalized WhatsApp status message.
  • State - allows you to choose who to view the stories (States) of WhatsApp.

For more information on all these settings and to find out how to make the most of them, you can consult my tutorial on how to be invisible on WhatsApp: there you will find a bunch of useful tips on how to increase the level of privacy on WhatsApp.


Finally, I remind you that if there is someone who bothers you, you can block them individually without deactivating the blue ticks or other functions shared with other users. Find everything explained in my guide on how to block on WhatsApp.

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