Unfortunately, it also makes it tough to ignore somebody without upsetting them.
Fortunately, there are ways to covertly read your messages, without those blue ticks appearing on your friend’s screen.
The search giant has released a new video call service called Duo that will take on other apps like Face Time, Skype and Facebook Messenger.
Further proof of Whats App being a maze of potential social pitfalls is the ability to hide your ‘last seen’ time.
Prevent your contacts from finding out when you were last online by navigating to Settings On that note, you can mute group chats whenever they get too lively for your liking.
As such, it is intended to be more simple and reliable.
It will also make sure that it works well on slower connections, by using Google technology to compress video streams.
Some have argued that feature could prove controversial, forcing people to see inappropriate pictures, but it can be turned off.
It was shown off earlier this year as part of a range of new tools – and is finally making its way to both Android and i OS. That tool means that when someone is ringing, they come up on the screen before the call is answered. Google hopes that it can beat out those other services with two main things: being available on every platform and offering a special feature called “Knock, knock”.Group chats tend to be either too active or suspiciously quiet, the latter often the case immediately after you remind everyone that they owe you money. Put your mind at ease by long-pressing your sent message and hitting the Information key on Android, or swiping it from left to right on i OS.No replies after an hour when everyone was online and irritatingly chatty just a minute before you messaged? This will show you exactly who has read it and when.Android users can do this by hitting the Menu button in a group chat and selecting Mute, while i Phone users can find the same option in the Group Info section of a conversation.