The notification feature which came in the form of 'double blue ticks' was not received positively by many of the users. The users considered it a hindrance to their privacy as the feature devoided them of ignoring the messages.

For damage control, WhatsApp has now introduced the feature to hide ‘Read Receipts’. Once this feature is enabled, the receiver will not be able to see the blue tick marks even if you have read the messages.

The feature is available only those users who have downloaded new beta version of the app in their android handsets.

The users will have to manually download the WhatsApp 2.11.44 version as it is only available on the official website and hasn’t been released on Google Play Store.

To disable the feature, one has to go to the privacy option in his/her app settings and disable the 'Read Receipts' option.