WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging app, is not working on a third blue tick. If you’ve seen reports that WhatsApp is introducing a third blue tick to identify screenshots, you should disregard them. That’s because WhatsApp isn’t using any tricks to let users know when a screenshot of their communication has been captured.
Despite our desire for functionality, the messaging app presently has no plans to implement screenshot detection. WABetaInfo, a WhatsApp news tracker, has disproved claims that the company is building on such a feature. WABetaInfo stated, “WhatsApp is NOT planning a third blue check to identify screenshots: it’s bogus news.” There have been rumors that WhatsApp may soon include a third tick that will alert users when a screenshot of their communication is captured. Despite the fact that the story is absolutely false, some users appear to have believed it. Before you believe anything you see on social media, double-check with the official WhatsApp’s Twitter handle.
All new features of WhatsApp are announced on Twitter, and you will be notified as soon as it arrives. At the moment, WhatsApp only has two ticks to indicate that a user’s message has been delivered. When the two ticks become blue, it implies the message has been read by the receiver. If you simply see a tick, that implies the message was not sent. Users may also disable the blue ticks if they don’t want their contacts to know whether or not they’ve read the message.
The instructions for switching off the read receipts are as follows. It’s worth noting that if you disable Read Receipts, you won’t be able to see if your messages have been read or not because the blue ticks won’t display for you. This is equivalent to how if you conceal your last seen among your contacts, you won’t be able to view theirs.