How to Stop Your WhatsApp Friends from Knowing You’ve Read Their Messages—WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging services. Although it’s secured using end-to-end encryption, it’s still possible for you to tell whether the person you’ve sent a message to has read your message. If privacy is a concern to you, or you want to read messages but reply later when the time allows you, then turning off WhatsApp’s read receipt is a viable option you can take:

We’re using Android for our example but the methods of disabling the WhatsApp’s read receipt feature are similar on iOS too.

  1. First of all, go to your Settings by selecting the three dots in the left corner.
  2. From there, choose Account > Privacy.
  3. Scroll down until you found Read Receipts. Turn off the toggle.
    turn off whatsapp read receipts

Keep in mind that if you disable read receipts for your messages, you also won’t be able to see other people’s read receipts. The only exception is group chats. Hope you found this tutorial helpful!