Facebook-owned Whatsapp has released an update for its application, which brings the ability to see whether your message has been read by the recipient and when it has been read.
The messaging app has introduced new blue tick marks, which appear when a message you have sent to one of your contacts has been delivered and read by the contact. You can also long-press on the message to find the exact time when the message was read by tapping on the message info button.
“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,” Whatsapp explains in its FAQs section.
If you don’t see the blue check marks, it could be because your contact’s Whatsapp app is outdated or your message has not been read yet or you or the recipient are experiencing connection issues.