WhatsApp Finally Tells You When Your Messages Have Been Read
If you’re a WhatsApp user, you should see a small but useful change start rolling into the app. As 9to5Mac spotted, the app will now light up its double-check marks blue when a message has been read. If the read receipts don’t seem new to you, you’re probably not alone. Many users have misinterpreted the double check marks next to messages to indicate that a message has been looked at, as so may other platforms offer the feature, but that’s not the case.
In reality, the double check marks simply mean a message has been received by the other user (the single check only tells you the message reached WhatsApp’s servers). The blue coloring adds a third layer of information, as an updated FAQwill confirm. Alternatively, you can long press on a message to access a ‘Message Info‘ screen, detailing the times when the message was received, read or played.
Of course, one could use ‘last seen’ indicators on the top left of a conversation to know when a contact was last in the app, but the blue checkmarks are more direct. It would have been nice to see this added in as an on opt-out feature though – some users may not be so fond of the additional information. Finally, and unrelated to today’s update, 9to5Mac also points to some potentially leaked images via dutch site Droidapp.nl showing some icons WhatsApp may be using for its long-rumored VoIP implementation. No word on when we might see the feature added, but it definitely looks to be in the pipeline.
You may be interested
Johor BN Ready To Defend MCA’s Parliamentary Seats In GE14Pocket News - March 18, 2018
JOHOR BARU, Mar 18 - The Johor Barisan Nasional (BN) is prepared to defend four parliamentary seats currently held by MCA,…
Najib Congratulates Xi Jinping On His Resounding Re-electionPocket News - March 18, 2018
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 18 - Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today congratulated his China counterpart, Xi Jinping on the latter's re-election…
Ahmad Shabery: Dr Mahathir Contesting On A DAP Ticket Will Be A BetrayalPocket News - March 17, 2018
KEMAMAN, Mar 17 - If Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad contests on a DAP ticket in the 14th General Election (GE14) it…