Out of necessity, some of us find the ‘Read Receipts’ and ‘Last Seen’ feature on WhatsApp having a bad taste in our mouths. We don’t like them because it sort of takes away your privacy and makes things feel always urgent. The urgency to reply, the urgency to comment.
That is we disable these features; and are perfectly fine not getting the ‘confirmation’ that our contact received the message, saw our WhatsApp Statuses updates, or see when they last came online.
But I should probably speak for myself, right? If you are not fine with not getting these ‘confirmations’ on your contacts’ WhatsApp activities, but at the same time don’t like it when it is you on the receiving end. Since it works as barter trade, you want to confirm on your end, only if you let others confirm on you as well.
It used to be you could use GB WhatsApp, a forked up version of the app, but it has since been banned. Alongside a temporary ban on the users themselves, so that is no longer an option. As it was an illegality ab initio.