WhatsApp to add a third blue check to help prevent cyber threats . This will allow users to know who is taking screenshots of their conversations.
The instant messaging giants are going to introduce a new feature that will increase security, as they add a third check – or blue check mark – that will be in addition to the two existing ones.
At present, if you send a message over WhatsApp, the first tick indicates that the message is on its way and the second is there to show that the other person has received it.
In addition, once the message or messages have been read by the person receiving it or them, the ticks will go from grey to blue.
You are able to deactivate this feature, however, if you find that you do not want people knowing when you have read the message.
WhatsApp’s new feature: WhatsApp to add a third blue check
Many of us have taken a screenshot in a group chat in the past, whether that is instructions to get somewhere or just a funny message, but Infobae report that the blue check will appear on WhatsApp when a screenshot is taken in the not-too-distant future.
The idea behind this is to prevent cyber threats and raise users’ awareness of the privacy of messages and information that a person chooses to share on the app.
Should this additional blue check be brought in, with this not having yet been confirmed by Company, it will warn people that a screenshot has been taken, as well as issuing a warning about sharing information such as bank details.
What the current check marks on WhatsApp mean for message status
- One grey check mark means that your message has been sent from your device.
- A second grey check mark means that your message has been delivered, received on the recipients’ device, and isn’t just floating around on the network. If the recipient has read receipts turned on, two grey check marks indicate that the recipient has received but not yet read the message.
- When the two check marks turn blue , that means your message has been read by a recipient with read receipts turned on.