How To Hide Blue Ticks On WhatsApp in South Africa

What is WhatsApp?

WhatsApp is an instant messaging and voice-over-IP service owned by technology conglomerate Meta. It allows users to send text, voice messages and video messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other content.

How To Hide Blue Ticks On WhatsApp in South Africa

Open the WhatsApp app.

 This looks like a white phone icon with a green background.

  • To get blue ticks on WhatsApp, you’ll need to enable Read Receipts.

Tap Settings.

 It’s the cog icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Tap Privacy. 

You can find this underneath Account.

Toggle on Read Receipts”. You may need to scroll down to find it.

  • Read receipts will be enabled. If you don’t see blue ticks with a certain WhatsApp contact, this means they have their Read receipts turned off.
  • When you message a WhatsApp contact and you both have Read receipts turned on, you will see two blue check marks when they have read your message.
  • Read receipts are always sent for group chats; you cannot disable this feature for group chats.

Can you read a WhatsApp message without the ticks turning blue?

To read WhatsApp messages without blue ticks, use Airplane mode: Step 1) Enable Airplane mode, cutting off all connectivity. Step 2) View the message via notifications. Step 3) Turn off Airplane mode to restore connectivity.