WhatsApp brought read receipts to its platform and as you might suspect, this may be a result of their acquisition by Facebook but now they are giving you the opportunity to disable this feature. Depending on what side of the conversation you belong to, this may come in handy for a lot of people.
if you’re using WhatsApp for Android, at least. Simply open up the privacy options inside the app’s settings menu, and you’ll find a check box that enables and disables the feature in an instant.
This option is currently available for Android but we expect a roll out for iOS, Blackberry and Windows soon