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    6 Nov 2014

    17 Hilarious (And Heartbreaking) Reactions To WhatsApp's New Blue Checkmarks

    Some apps just want to watch the world burn.

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    So, in case you missed it, WhatsApp just introduced a devastating new feature. Those familiar green checkmarks will now turn blue when your message has been read by the recipient.

    Whatsapp is testing the blue tick. To show that the recipient read your message. Goodbye relationship. <img src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v1/72x72/1f608.png">

    Aliff Hazwan@twt_cintaFollow

    Whatsapp is testing the blue tick. To show that the recipient read your message.

    Goodbye relationship. <img src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v1/72x72/1f608.png">

    8:29 PM - 05 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And, as is the case when there's any change in technology, the internet's primary reaction has been panic. And memes. Panic and memes.

    Hard times incoming for all #WhatsApp users. Hearts will be broken. Relationships will end. People may die.

    Tim 'Mac' Metternich@macftwFollow

    Hard times incoming for all #WhatsApp users. Hearts will be broken. Relationships will end. People may die.

    3:03 PM - 06 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    We scoured the various heartbroken reactions and found you some of the funniest, if only to get you through these trying times. Wipe away those tears and enjoy:

    1. Here's a taste of the frustration you will be experiencing very soon.

    2. Some have taken to predicting further WhatsApp updates:

    How I think #WhatsApp&#x27;s ticks will progress from here.

    Imaan Sheikh@SheikhImaanFollow

    How I think #WhatsApp's ticks will progress from here.

    4:57 PM - 06 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    3. Others are bracing themselves for eternal singledom:

    WhatsApp is the opposite of Tinder. It&#x27;s as if its entire point is to break people up.

    Rohan@mojorojoFollow

    WhatsApp is the opposite of Tinder. It's as if its entire point is to break people up.

    3:00 PM - 06 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    4. A new community flag has emerged.

    I meeeeeean. I guess the friendzone has needed an official flag for a while.

    Rega Jha@RegaJhaFollow

    I meeeeeean. I guess the friendzone has needed an official flag for a while.

    4:52 PM - 06 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    5. People are worried about the catastrophic effects this will have on our lives.

    This will be the cause of many future heartaches, arguments, tweets and break ups to come. #whatsapp

    not typical.@JustinTWJFollow

    This will be the cause of many future heartaches, arguments, tweets and break ups to come. #whatsapp

    7:25 AM - 06 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    6. Some are coping by reimagining iconic moments from pop culture, as ruined by WhatsApp:

    7. Others have rediscovered "Let It Go."

    8. This genius has told us what the fault in our messengers is.

    9. To some, the checkmarks look uncannily familiar:

    First, Facebook bought Whatsapp. Now, they wanna buy Rexona?

    Al Gory@azraeimuhamadFollow

    First, Facebook bought Whatsapp. Now, they wanna buy Rexona?

    2:36 AM - 06 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    10. Others are too busy preemptively coming up with excuses for their tardy responses:

    &#x22;Yo why are you ignoring me?&#x22; &#x22;Oh im sorry i just checked whatsapp&#x22; &#x22;Lol the ticks turned blue 5 hours ago&#x22; &#x22;Oh...&#x22;

    OVERGROWN DICKWAD@RashG_SYCFUKFollow

    "Yo why are you ignoring me?"

    "Oh im sorry i just checked whatsapp"

    "Lol the ticks turned blue 5 hours ago"

    "Oh..."

    2:54 PM - 06 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    11. Even these birds can't stop throwing shade.

    facebook.com

    And by shade, we mean poop.

    12. This person warns us about what is going to happen a lot in relationships now.

    Facebook: video.php

    13. There is the inevitable logo play.

    14. Even Britney has been used as an artistic representation of the way we feel.

    15. We all have the blues now.

    16. And even Batman can't save us because it hurts him too.

    17. The only people rejoicing amidst all the mourning: the creeps. YOUR DAY HAS COME.

    WhatsApp done changed the pree game forever. I be watching the grey ticks turn blue like...

    Queen of Shade@SanishashashaFollow

    WhatsApp done changed the pree game forever. I be watching the grey ticks turn blue like...

    2:21 PM - 05 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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