“What is the meaning of blue ticks in WhatsApp?”, asked a friend of mine when suddenly her WhatsApp began to show two blue ticks in message bubbles.
“Why these WhatsApp double blue ticks appear only in some cases?”, asked another friend. Together, we did a few little experiments to find the answer.
Blue tick in WhatsApp is the answer to a long pending demand from WhatsApp users. These blue color ticks show that your message has been seen by the recipient. Earlier a large number of WhatsApp users thought that the gray color double tick icon indicates that the message has been read. That was a misconception. Gray colored double tick only meant that the message has been delivered on the mobile phone of the recipient. By the way, did you know that now you can actually use WhatsApp chat on your PC as well?
“Has been seen” or “has been read” receipt was a much sought after feature. Finally WhatsApp has begun to roll it out. As soon as you press SEND button in WhatsApp, the first icon that appears in the bottom right corner of your message bubble is the “clock icon”. The clock icon means that your message is still within your own mobile phone and has been queued for dispatch. In most cases, clock icon disappears even before you can see it. The second icon is single gray tick. It shows that your message has been dispatched from your mobile phone and it has landed on the WhatsApp server.
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After single grey tick comes the double grey ticks icon; which indicates that your message has been delivered on the target mobile phone.
It was great so far. But users also wanted to know if the message was read by the recipient. Newly introduced blue ticks mark is the answer. When double grey tick icon turn into blue tick icon, you can be sure that the message has been seen by your WhatsApp friend. This could be a privacy concern for many people. So, you will soon get a new version of app with an option of hiding WhatsApp blue ticks.
That's an often asked question. You'll notice that you see blue tick icon in WhatsApp conversation with some friends but not in other conversations.
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These double blue tick marks appear only in those cases where both the parties have the updated version of WhatsApp. If you've seen blue tick icon in any of the WhatsApp conversation in your mobile, that means you already have an updated version. But if your friend is yet to update her WhatsApp version to the latest, then you'll not get to see blue ticks in chat with her. Whenever she will update or WhatsApp will automatically update itself in her mobile phone, only then blue ticks begin to appear.
WhatsApp groups are meant for conference chatting. All group members participate in such a conversation.
In case of a WhatsApp group, you will see blue ticks only when all the members of the group have seen the message posted by you. Similarly, double grey tick will appear only when your message will have delivered to all the members. Before this you'll see only single grey tick.
BONUS TIP: To know the status of your messages in WhatsApp, you can long press the message to select it. Then on top of the WhatsApp screen, you'll see “info icon” ( letter i written inside a circle)… tap of this information icon and you will get the status of your message.
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