WhatsApp: What do a check mark, two gray ticks and two blue ticks mean?
WhatsApp users will be used to seeing two gray ticks, a gray check mark, or two blue ticks after sending a message, but what do these symbols mean? While it may seem simple enough, users often find that a single gray check mark will remain even after a message is delivered, especially if they are in a group chat. So why do these ticks stay and what’s the difference?
What does a gray check mark mean on WhatsApp?
A gray check mark on WhatsApp means that your message has been sent, but it has not yet been received by your recipient. This could be because their device is turned off or not connected to the internet, so it could not be delivered to them.
The single gray check mark usually disappears after a few moments, although it will likely stay in WhatsApp group chats longer. Indeed, some members of the group may have their phones turned off or no Internet connection.
How to see who has read your messages in group chat
You can find out who has read or received your message by long pressing the message, then selecting Info. This will allow you to see who has seen it, who it has been successfully delivered to, and who has not yet received it.
What do two gray ticks mean on WhatsApp?
Two gray check marks on WhatsApp mean that the message has been delivered to the recipient, but has not read it yet. Messages will remain with two gray check marks if the user does not open WhatsApp in order to read the message you sent them.
Two gray tick marks are common in group chats because each user in the chat must view the message before they receive two blue tick marks. If the people in the chat group rarely use WhatsApp, there is a much higher chance that the gray ticks will stick around.
What do two blue ticks mean on WhatsApp?
Two blue check marks will appear on a WhatsApp message if it has been delivered and read by the recipient. When you see two blue check marks on a message, it means the recipient has opened your conversation with them and has seen what you have sent.
If two blue check marks appear in a group chat, it means that every user in the group has seen your post. Still, keep in mind that on most iOS and Android devices, users can still read WhatsApp messages when they appear on the home screen without opening the app. Reading a message on the home screen will not show the blue ticks, so a recipient may still have read your message without opening the WhatsApp app.
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