WhatsApp now tells you whether your friends are actually reading your messages.
This week users have been wondering why their double-check ticks suddenly appear blue. One tick (or “check” as Americans say) means the message was sent. A second tick means it’s been delivered. When the ticks turn blue it means your friend has actually seen the message.
So now you’ll know that if they don’t respond, it’s because they’re choosing not to, not because they “didn’t get the message”.
Here’s WhatsApp’s notification: