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Have You Noticed The Blue Checks On Your WhatsApp Messages?

We unravel the mystery of the "blue ticks".

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If you have been observant today, you may have noticed that the double ticks next to your Whatsapp messages are now coloured blue

If you have been observant today, you may have noticed that the double ticks next to your messages are now coloured blue

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What does it mean? With the new update, having two "blue ticks" means that the person has read your message

Well yes it is. With the new update, having two "blue ticks" means that the person has read your message

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If you see two blue check marks next to your sent message then the recipient has read your message. In a group chat or broadcast message, the check marks will turn blue when every participant has read your message.

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Some users have begun seeing a blue double check alongside the text just like—as of a while ago now—used to occur with voice notes. The change of color meant that the recording had been played and although WhatsApp spokespeople have not yet released statements to the effect, it seems they are now testing this feature in messages.

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So to recap, one check mark means the message has been sent, two grey checks means that it has been delivered and two blue checks means that the person has read it

So to recap, one check mark means to message has been sent, two grey check marks means that it has been delivered and two blue check marks means that the person has read it

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The latest version of WhatsApp (2.11.43) now officially incorporates this feature, although it may not work on all smartphone models. In other words, a grey check means the message has been sent, two grey checks that it’s been delivered to the recipient, and two blue checks that it’s been read.

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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 FAQ will confirm.

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The confusion around the ticks is long standing. People often believe one tick means 'delivered', and two ticks means 'read'. However, one tick actually means 'sent', and two means 'delivered', not read. The double blue ticks would mean 'read'.

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Hopefully, this new feature will eliminate the "double check syndrome", where one would think that a "double check" on a message means that its read. That syndrome has affected 28 million couples so far.

Use WhatsApp has obvious advantages: it is fast , simple and free. However it can have a negative effect or even cause the breakdown of romantic relationships due to the phenomenon called the ' double check syndrome'. So says a recent report from the journal CyberPsychology and Behaviour Journal, which analyzes the negative effects text applications such as WhatsApp or Facebook. When a person sends a message through WhatsApp and this reaches the receiver , you can see a green check on the right side, and when the recipient receives is a second green check. This, however , does not imply that the recipient reads the message , which confirmed the company last year, but not all users know.

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According to the report ' CyberPsychology and Behaviour Journal, summarized by CNN , the phenomenon has already cost dating to 28 million couples. The authors explain that applications such as WhatsApp are " very favorable " in the first phase of the relationship , but eventually begin to reveal their negative effects , accompanied by the increase of jealousy and control.

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