Whatsapp, owned by Facebook, is one of the most popular instant messaging apps in the world, with more than 800 million monthly active users. Ever wondered if it were possible to mark a whatsapp message as unread?
WhatsApp has come up with an update that allows users mark messages as unread, but senders will still know you’ve read them. This doesn’t seem so necessary, does it?
WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature to its instant messaging app for Android that allows users to mark messages as “unread” – just as they can on email clients.
Here is how to mark a whatsapp message as unread – By tapping and holding any conversation, users can switch it its status to ‘green’, serving as a visual reminder to respond to the sender at a later time.
It does not, however, change the status of messages inside the chat. Any messages that have been seen by the recipient will appear with two blue ticks next to them. Is it really necessary to mark a whatsapp message as unread?
The new ‘mark as unread’ feature is just one of the few updates. Other updates include the option to ‘mute’ a conversation for eight hours, one week, or one year, as the user chooses to and to assign ringtones, vibration lengths, lights or popup notifications to specific conversations.
A new a low data usage option for voice calls has also been added.
However, controversial new legislation in the UK could see the app banned unless the company agrees to give British intelligence agencies access to encrypted communications.
How To Mark A Whatsapp Message As Unread