Just a few days ago, techniques for disabling them. Now a new beta version of the messaging tool includes the option to disable the read receipt blue ticks, but you won’t find this version in the Play Store.
To get hold of the beta version of the app, you'll have to head to the WhatsApp website. Download the APK from the website, transfer it to your phone and get it installed – you need to allow the installation of apps from unknown sources. Once you're up and running go to Setting and tap account followed by Privacy.
Uncheck the option labelled Read receipts and hit back to save the settings. That's all there is to it! From now on, there is no need to share whether or not you have read messages when they arrive
Were you a fan of the way the blue ticks worked, or have you opted to disable the feature?