WhatsApp has got several new features over the past few years, among these one of the most important is the read receipt feature. This is the one that turns the read message (double ticks) turn blue in colour once the recipient reads it. Although many of us might not be having any issue switching this optional feature on in WhatsApp but then there are times when you don’t want others or the sender to know that you have already read his/her message.
For this, one of the options can be to enter the settings inside WhatsApp and turn off the particular feature. Unfortunately, this turns off the feature for all and doesn’t let you know if the other person has read your texts or not.
So what can be an easier alternative using which you don’t switch off the feature for yourself and others but can still prevent those double ticks to not turn blue even after you’ve read the message? Read below. This one’s a no-brainer actually and doesn’t require any tweaking with the settings at all.
Step 1: When a text message arrives on WhatsApp, first thing to do is to scroll down the notification panel and switch on the airplane mode.
Step 2: Once offline, open the WhatsApp chat and read the message.
Step 3: Once read, close the app from the multi window so it doesn’t stay open in the background and sync when you go online.
Step 4: After closing the app completely, switch off the airplane mode again.
It is worth adding that when you are in the airplane mode and are reading the WhatsApp message, make sure you close the app completely by swiping it away from the multi window section. If you keep simply press the back button, the app won’t close and will keep running in the background. As a result, as soon as you go online by switching off the airplane mode, the double ticks will turn blue as the app, which is actively running in the background, will sync.