Like most successful applications, WhatsApp has been able to reinvent itself and add new features to adapt to the needs of its users. The instant messaging platform from Meta, Facebook’s parent company, has been considering adding a third blue tick for some time. What would be its use? Find out what’s behind this news.
What would a third blue tick do on WhatsApp?
The third blue mark is rumored to be the screenshot taken from the chat. In other words, if your contact has followed up on the content you sent them, you will have the opportunity to meet them through the app. This will appear with the following alert: “User (xxxxxx) took a screenshot”.
This is therefore an additional weapon to check for possible abuse or in any case to be informed that your messages can easily be passed on to other people. Also, for your security, do not provide any type of personal information, at the risk of being a victim of fraud or extortion.
This option would therefore be intended to have better control of the confidentiality of the request. In this sense, users will be aware that their messages could be shared with third parties. Similarly, this third check mark also aims to increase the security of users in groups.
For now, the WABetaInfo site, recognized for its reliability in the sector, has made itself heard about the case, alleging that it is “fake news”. Therefore, there is no evidence of the imminent arrival of this new feature, even if rumors about it persist. But in the end, many will say that this option doesn’t seem to add much to the functionality of the WhatsApp app. Therefore, it is better not to say too much and wait to see if the Meta engineers really intend to put it into service or not.
What is the meaning of the ticks on the WhatsApp platform?
With so many different verification options, sometimes it’s hard to navigate when messaging our contacts on WhatsApp. To dispel your doubts, we will clarify the situation and inform you about the variants of checkmarks.
- Single gray check mark : The message was sent, but the destination device did not receive it. It is likely that your recipient’s cell phone is turned off, does not have a network where they are, or is simply not connected to the Internet.
- double gray check : the message has been sent and received correctly. It is still pending reading by the recipient.
- double blue check : The message has been sent, received and viewed. This is a read receipt.
- triple blue check – If this feature sees the light soon, it will tell you that one of your sent messages has been copied via a screenshot.
Good to know : There is the possibility to completely hide the double blue ticks. Through the application’s privacy settings, you can disable this function so that no one knows exactly if you have read a message or when was the last time you logged in, among other data.