WhatsApp Adds Read Receipts to Chats Indicated by Blue Checkmarks [PIC]

WhatsApp Messenger has received a quiet backend update to now show read receipts when you’re chatting with contacts, shown by new blue checkmarks. The details were noted in an update to the app’s iPhone FAQ page, which explained the addition of read receipts:

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Here’s how it looks like in a chat:

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WhatsApp says if you do not see double blue checkmarks, it could be because your recipient has not opened the conversation, is using an outdated version of WhatsApp or experiencing connection issues.

How to turn off WhatsApp read receipts? After looking through Chat Settings, there doesn’t seem to be an option for that. So if you aren’t a fan of read receipts, you’re out of luck.

On a side note, WhatsApp still desperately needs an update for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screens.

Let us know how you’re liking these read receipts in your WhatsApp chats

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[via 9to5Mac]