Here’s How to Bypass Whatsapp “Message Read” Confirmation

World’s most popular messaging service just got an update today which now sends a confirmation to the other person when a message is read in a conversation. The previously grey tickmarks now turn to blue as soon as a person reads the messages. We found a solution to bypass this!Β 

 

This is what the new Whatsapp tickmarks are all about :

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The social pressure to reply to a message might be greater if someone knows if you have actually read a message or not, making some people uncomfortable so instead of all that, we have found a simple solution to avoid making your tickmarks turning blue!

As today I was testing it with my friend PratikΒ on his iPhone via my HTC One, Here’s a trick you can follow to avoid whatsapp sending message read confirmation :

  1. When you receive a whatsapp message while you’re online or on your lock screen, don’t open it at first, let it get received with two grey tickmarks
  2. Switch off all your mobile internet and Wi-Fi
  3. Open whatsapp and read the conversation
  4. close the conversation, come back home and turn your Wi-Fi again

whatsapp read message confirmation bypassThat’s it. This will not send any message read confirmation to the other user and you’re not obliged to reply yet πŸ˜‰

Note : This has been tested from an Android to an iPhone. It would be great if you guys can test it yourself on different devices and let me know in the comment below so it can help others. Thanks!

22 Comments


  1. But you can still enable-disable “last seen” option, right ?

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  2. If you turn off your wifi, the rest of the message that send from others won’t be reach at ur phone also. It can’t work

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  3. works on my iphone! the key point is to let all ur msgs delivered to your phone before turning off ur data / wifi πŸ˜€

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  4. How about uninstalling the updates? Please check & post your replies Guys!!

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    1. You cant uninstall updates of a certain app on a phone as far as i know, maybe u can download a previous cracked version or something.

      If you didn’t update yet just make sure ur whatsapp doesn’t update until it stops functioning then ull be forced to update.

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  5. Yess!Works! Have done this several times before but now the necessity of repeating this trick has magnified.

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  6. Been doing this with my facebook messenger for so long

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  7. Hey Rahul,

    Nice trick. But did you test it while the “Last Time Seen” disabled? I mean if this is still required if the privacy mode is ON for WhatsApp!!

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  8. its a work-around, works with almost all the messenger apps with the “seen” functionality. but the second you turn your data on it will update that.

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  9. Hey Rahul,

    Nice trick and it’s working lolzz i am shocked. It’s totally amazing feature i like it and it’s easily to know that your message has been read.

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  10. Worked perfectly for me.
    Thanks Rahul πŸ™‚

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  11. can you help? i turned on my notifications, and when someone sends me a message it shows on my lock screen. so i turn of my wifi and proceed to open whatsapp.

    but the message does not appear in whatsapp..

    what am i doing wrong here?

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  12. Here you have the perfect solution for Android devices. Look for “Shh – Hide the Blue Doublecheck” in Google Play and enjoy!

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  13. not working. on my handset. samsung. already tried.

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  14. Awesome tricks. Work perfectly for me
    thanks Rahul

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