We must all have experienced the need for the social media discretion ever since the 21st century’s technical flexibilities allowed for messaging ability to anyone and everyone, via WhatsApp. All you need is their phone number.
As with every other social media platform, WhatsApp isn’t any different when it comes to being stalked by someone and a swarm of other issues that come with it. These social gaucheries and awkward scenarios could make us want to avoid certain kind of people. We might not want to read their messages, thereby indicating to them that they are simply not in our league.
Now, we all know what the whole deal about the different kinds of ticks on WhatsApp is, we know the drill, but just in case:
But, the human mind is a sneaky bummer. We sometimes want to avoid a person, but read their message anyway, without them knowing it. We could, of course, change the privacy settings and disable “Read receipts” option, thus not allowing the blue ticks to appear to the person who sent us a message. This also, of course, makes it unable for us to know if any of our friends viewed our messages to them. That’s the catch. Here’s a whole new way to dodge it:
- Do not open the WhatsApp message you receive. You also need to remove received WhatsApp message’s notification from the phone.
- Enable Airplane mode in your phone. Doing this, will completely turn off your WiFi and mobile data and consequently block any further incoming WhatsApp messages.
- Next, go right ahead and read those messages by opening WhatsApp.
- After reading the messages, close WhatsApp, remove it from.
- Blueticks will still not appear to that person.
WhatsApp removes annual subscription fee: This week, WhatsApp announced that it took down its old scheme of charging customers with an annual subscription charge of $1, as it plans to make WhatsApp chatting free. It is said to look out for “other commercial services” for revenue.
The explanation for this came in the form of a WhatsApp blog post earlier this week, “As we’ve grown, we’ve found that this approach hasn’t worked well. Many WhatsApp users don’t have a debit or credit card number and they worried they’d lose access to their friends and family after their first year.”
“So over the next several weeks, we’ll remove fees from the different versions of our app and WhatsApp will no longer charge you for our service.’”
Founder Jan Koum interview: Jan Koum recently stated, “Starting this year, we will test tools that allow you to use WhatsApp to communicate with businesses and organizations that you want to hear from.”
“That could mean communicating with your bank about whether a recent transaction was fraudulent, or with an airline about a delayed flight. We all get these messages elsewhere today – through text messages and phone calls – so we want to test new tools to make this easier to do on WhatsApp, while still giving you experience without third-party ads and spam.”