Here are to steps to turn off or disable message read receipts in WhatsApp
- Open WhatsApp
- Tap on the 3 dots (right top of WhatsApp)
- Tap on Settings
- Tap Accounts
- Tap Privacy
- Tap Read receipts on or off
Note: These settings will stop sending and receiving read receipts, that said you won’t be able to see the status your messages sent to others as well.