From today it will be harder to avoid WhatsApp messages, or at least claim that you haven’t seen them.
From today the Facebook-owned app will display two blue ticks in the bottom right-hand corner of an individual message to show that it has been read.
And clicking on the message will show you the precise time the recipient opened and read it.
Before the update, there were only two types of tick - a single grey tick meant the message had been successfully sent, and a double grey tick meant it had been delivered.
Now, when a message has been sent, delivered and read, the double grey tick turns blue.
In a group chat, the second ticks appear when all participants in the group have received the message.
The two blue ticks only appear when all participants in the group have read the post.To see what time the messages were read users can now press and hold down on a particular post.Selecting the Message Info option reveals the time the message was read, and in the case of group messages, what time each member read it.To see what time the messages were read users can now press and hold down on a particular post.
WhatsApp has rolled out the changes to all variations of its app, across iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Nokia S40, Nokia S60 and BlackBerry 10.
Users need to update the app on their devices to see the changes.