WhatsApp Adds Blue Ticks to Confirm When Messages are Read!

No more excuses for not reading your messages, as Whatsapp has introduced this new feature that will let you know when your messages are read by the other party.

With this new addition, there are three types of ticks or check marks or notifications that can appear with your sent Whatsapp messages, here they are:

  • message successfully sent.
  • message successfully delivered to the recipient’s phone.
  • the recipient has read your message.

Below screen-grab will further elaborate what I just said:


Not to mention, blue ticks won’t appear if recipients sneaks your messages through the notification bar. But if conversation window or app is opened (even for a second) then blue ticks will appear immediately.

Moreover, in a group chat, the blue ticks will appear only when all participants in the group have have read your message.

Another plus is that you can also find-out the exact time when your messages were read. Simply hold down the message, then click info button in the top menu to get time stamps.


There is a mixed feedback since the rollout of this new feature. A slight majority is somewhat not happy with what WhatsApp is calling a feature that will add more reliability in the communications.

Not to mention, calling feature on Whatsapp is round the corner and we may see it any time now.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK

  • Shariq Ansari

    Attacking privacy

    • Muhammad Aamir

      On the internet, no privacy exists. Facebook, Whatsapp, Google and Microsoft all give their data to the third party at high cost..!!

      • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

        hmmm to ye Propakistani walay bhi share kerty hain

        • Muhammad Aamir

          Some users don’t know especially those we are new to the world of internet.

    • imkhalid

      3rd Parties = NSA,FBI,CIA

    • Khurram ShahzAd

      I actually had same thought. Now we will have to listen to sentences like, you read my message and doesn’t cared to send a short reply. :-)

  • Fakhre Alam

    that’s a great feature

  • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

    how they add this feature without updating the app.
    I was shocked when blue ticks comes

    • TheXpert

      Just the way the messages are sent!

    • Sumair

      I think it was an OTA (over the air) update!! I didnt updated the app but it was updated next morning!

  • Ali

    More ticks coming soon!

    • JahanZaib Yousaf


    • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

      so you receive all of ticks

  • Nadeem

    I don’t think it is correct the blue double tick is for the people who use iPhones for all other phones it will be double click green once the message is delivered

    • Black_Shadow

      Try update your whatsapp :)

  • Imtinan ChaudarY

    oO payii mera ejtamyii qatal ho jana hae how the hell i turn this thing off :s

    • Khurram ShahzAd

      Do now worry, you are not alone into this. :-)