Have you started using WhatsApp or WhatsApp Web recently? Have you sent your first message? If yes, I’m sure you must’ve noticed one or two WhatsApp ticks we are talking about here. Did you? Do you know what those ticks stand for? Let me tell you.
When Do I See One Tick?
When you send a message and if it leaves your mobile i.e. if your internet connection is working properly, the message gets uploaded to the WhatsApp server. When a message successfully leaves your mobile, you see one tick. This doesn’t mean that the message was delivered nor does it mean that the message was seen by the receiver.
A single tick simply means that the message was sent from your mobile, but the receiver hasn’t received it so far.
When Do I See Two Ticks?
When the message is delivered to the receiver’s phone, you receive another tick. This doesn’t mean that the receiver has read your message. The second tick is just to say that the message was delivered to the receiver’s device and he may read it anytime soon. You can confirm that the receiver has read the message only by judging the receiver’s last seen time. If you receive both the ticks and if the receiver’s last seen time is after you’ve sent the message, it means that he has read your message. This may not be true always due to some bugs which’ve been there in WhatsApp since it was launched, but usually it is true!
Two ticks signify that the message was sent from your mobile phone and it was successfully received by the receiver‘s mobile phone.
When Do I See No Ticks But a Clock Icon?
When you try sending a message, but it doesn’t leave your mobile i.e. it doesn’t get sent, you see a clock icon. When this happens you need to check your internet connection if it’s still working. The clock icon denotes that the message has been scheduled and will be sent once internet is turned on.
No ticks denote that there’s some problem with your internet connection which needs to be addressed ASAP to avoid delay in sending and receiving messages.
If images explain you better, here’s a graphical representation of whatever I’ve said above.