WhatsApp Adds an Option to Disable Blue Ticks, Here’s How You Can Get it!

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Last week WhatsApp introduced ‘read receipts’ in the form of two blue ticks, letting users know if their message or picture had be seen by their chatting partner.

However, it seems that this wasn’t a universally popular move and WhatsApp is now introducing the option to disable this feature if they want to keep the nagging out of their conversations.

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It’s only available to Android users who have downloaded the new beta version of the app (whatsapp.com/android), but those that have can go to Settings > Privacy > and disable the ‘Read Receipts’ option to banish the blue ticks when you read other people’s messages.

Here’s Why Your Whatsapp Arrows(Double Checks-Ticks) Started to Turn Blue!

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Are you surprised why your whatsapp arrows (Ticks) started turning blue suddenly today? Here’s why!

New WhatsApp update for iOS & Android tells you when the person has read your messages by making the arrows turn blue.

WhatsApp-read-receipt-FAQSo the Whatsapp Hide Last Seen feature is now useless since you can know when someone reads your message!

NOTE: You do not need to update the app to receive the feature. Changes will apply automatically within the app.  The update is still rolling out. It’s not available to all users yet, so be patient!

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Android creator Andy Rubin is leaving Google!

In a statement, Google’s CEO Larry Page thanked Rubin for his work. “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next,” Page said. “With Android he created something truly remarkable-with a billion plus happy users. Thank you.”

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RUBIN’S BEEN AT GOOGLE FOR NEARLY A DECADE

Rubin originally joined Google as part of the company’s highly secretive acquisition of Android in 2005. In the years that followed, he helped turn it from a startup project into what’s now a cornerstone of Google’s business, and the most dominant mobile operating system in the world. Prior to Android, Rubin was working at Danger, the company that created the Sidekick mobile phone. He also had stints at Apple, General Magic, and working on the WebTV project (which sold to Microsoft).

The move is, perhaps, not a total surprise. Last March, Rubin left the Android group and was replaced by Sundar Pichai. His latest project, as detailed in a lengthy New York Times report in December, was creating robots for a project outside of the company’s Google X lab, something that dovetailed with Google’s shopping spree of robotics companies. In 2012, there were also rumors abound that Rubin planned to leave for a stealth-mode startup called CloudCar, though they were vehemently denied.

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