"Read" checkmarks could soon disappear with Whatsapp

samsul55 By samsul55, 11th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/228c26hm/
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Blue "read" checkmarks should be able to be turned off with the new Whatsapp version again. Many users criticized the function. The read receipt increasing social pressure.

Users can leave "Read" function soon

Whatsapp wants its users in the future apparently have the choice if your contacts get a read receipt for messages seen. The much-criticized blue check mark could therefore soon be history - if you believe the message of blogger Ilhan Pektas.

The tests Whatsapp beta versions and shows on his blog already a screenshot of the new function. The computer magazine Chip reports a fix. According Pektas the innovation should be activated no later than with the Whatsapp version 2.11.14 for iOS. But he who hides his own status, is also the addressee cannot see.

Blue tick ensured criticism

The new Whatsapp-tick has the disadvantage that the excuse "Have not seen your message" no longer applies. So denial does not help more. So far, the users of two gray check mark could only detect that a message has arrived successfully. In online networks and forums, users vented their anger at the new checkmark air, which some interpreted as an intrusion on their privacy. The social pressure is increasing. One or the other even saw his relationship in jeopardy.

Facebook has bought in July Whatsapp and paid for the popular smartphone application at the end of almost 22 billion dollars (17.5 billion euros). The messaging service is initially free, but users will be prompted for a year to pay an annual fee of 99 cents. About 600 million people use the program according to the company.

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Ios, Read Function, Whatsapp

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
11th Nov 2014 (#)

Awesome post and informative as well, cheers for sharing it!

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