A big innovation has been quietly introduced in WhatsApp, which concerns the blue tick as reading confirmation for messages. Many have already noticed the problem, but the change only implements something long overdue.
WhatsApp turns off blue ticks for voice messages
Perhaps some of you have already noticed. In WhatsApp, an important change was quietly carried out. Until now, blue ticks were always displayed for voice messages as soon as the message was received and listened to. In this way, the sender could see directly whether the recipient had listened to the message – even if the read receipts were deactivated. That is exactly what has now changed. WhatsApp has not completely switched off the blue tick for voice messages but has equated them with normal messages.
Accordingly, what applies to text messages now applies to voice messages. If you have deactivated the read receipt with the blue tick, you will no longer receive a read receipt from your contacts. So if you have deactivated the read receipt, but want to see the blue tick for voice messages again, then you have to reactivate the read receipt on your account. But then the other person must also have activated the read receipt. The blue ticks only reappear if both parties have activated the function.
WhatsApp is planning further changes