How to disable WhatsApp read receipts (2 blue check marks) on Android

Don't you want others to see when you've read their message on WhatsApp?

This tutorial will show you step by step how to disable and hide WhatsApp read receipts (two blue check marks) on an Android phone.

Note: There is no way to disable read receipts for group chats and voice messages.

WhatsApp read receipts

If you see two blue check marks next to your message, then the recipient has read your message.

The double blue check marks are proof that your message has been read.

And that also works the other way around.

So others can also see when you have read their message.

If you don't want this, then you can easily disable these read receipts.

Disable Whatsapp blue check marks on Android

This tutorial is for all Android phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Motorola, Lenovo, Huawei, Google Pixel, HTC and LG.

1. Open WhatsApp.

2. Tap on the menu button.

On a Samsung Galaxy, you can find the menu button (3 dots) at the top right of the screen.

Note: On some Android phones the menu button is a physical button on your phone and the icon of the menu button differs per phone. The image below shows some examples of menu buttons.

WhatsApp menu buttons on Android phones

3. Tap on Settings.

4. Tap on Account.

5. Tap on Privacy.

6. Remove the checkmark from Read receipts.

The “Read receipts” option is now disabled.

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