has once again generated controversy with the Blue Ticks through which you can know when a user of the application has read the message you just sent.
Previously there were only two Ticks, one confirming that the message had been sent, and the other that the message had arrived. But with these data the person sending the message did not know if the recipient had read it or not. So Facebook … I mean Whatsapp… has created a new way to find out. This has been to color the ticks with blue color. This way the sender will know when the message has been received and read.
The controversy has been great, because, if the previous way of knowing the reading status of whatsapp created controversy, this new way has only raised and aggravated the dissenting voices of those who consider it an attack on privacy.
A company can no longer use the excuse of “I had not read it” with their customers, because they will know firsthand if it is true or false. Just like family or couple communications. The “I had not read it” is no longer a valid excuse, because it is not true and people know it.
Has anyone ever wondered why WhatsApp is free?
The truth is that it is not quite free, because you pay 0.89€. Has anyone ever wondered how WhatsApp monetizes its application?
that neither includes advertising in its application, nor sends e-mail marketing messages, nor offers any kind of services or products with that application…
How to avoid the Double Blue Check?
There are several ways to prevent people from knowing that we have read a message from you. For Android users have it easier:
- Android users: Go into App Settings, Popup Notifications, and click on Always show popup item.Install Whatsapp carousel mode reading widgets, so you can read messages but it won’t let you write or reply.
- IOS users: If we have the notifications enabled, with the tlf in locked mode, we can read all.If we unlock the tlf we move the finger down and the notifications appear.
The reading of these applies the double blue check. But only the first few characters appear. Activate airplane mode to view the whatsapp message, then re-activate it. Airplane Mode prevents any communication back and forth with the device.
In this way we can prevent those who send us a sms via this application to see if we have read it or not. It is a patch through which we seek our lives because ideally Whatsapp would include a button to give consent to notice.