WhatsApp is not getting any red or blue ticks – Times of India
Soon after WhatsApp filed a lawsuit against the Indian government over a clause in the new IT rules that mandate traceability of WhatsApp messages, a fake message started to spread claiming that the government will be able to read your WhatsApp messages.
In order to inform the sender that the receiver has read a particular message, WhatsApp uses two blue ticks. The fake message claims that there will be a ‘third blue tick’ indicating that the government has taken note of your message.
The fake message further claims that the government can take direct action against you for sending a WhatsApp message by indicating it with one “blue and two red ticks” and finally it claims that any WhatsApp message with “three red ticks” means you will get summons from the court. Readers are advised to not believe in any such message that they receive on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp is not getting any red or blue ticks and the government or any other third party cannot read your messages as all WhatsApp messages are end-to-end encrypted.
A similar fake message was spread last year as well to instill fear among WhatsApp users. If you come across any WhatsApp message that talks about any red or blue ticks, then know that is fake and do not forward such messages.
Mischievous entities are simply trying to encash the ongoing tussle between the government and WhatsApp by spreading fake messages like this. In case you receive any such messages, you have the option to report it to WhatsApp as well.
To do so, Open the chat> Tap on the contact or group name to open their profile information> Scroll to the bottom and tap Report contact or Report group.