Two little Blue Ticks can bring you happiness

Lisa, one of our Elder’s Tech Together learners, recently told us:

“It was interesting to learn of the ‘Two Little Blue Ticks’ from Chris (our digital support worker) in the Tech-Together session. This means I now know who has read my WhatsApp messages. I learnt that when you see the two blue ticks next to a message it has been received and read by the recipient. This was a revelation to me, so now I went in search of these two blue ticks on my WhatsApp messages.

I have been sending messages to a friend who lives in Africa since lockdown in Jan 2020 and never understood as to why I never received a response. I was overjoyed to note the two little blue ticks next to my messages.  

Why did she not reply to my messages? Perhaps she has been eaten by a lion while on safari?! I attempted a video call on WhatsApp. To my surprise she replied and we were able to reconnect after two long years. I learnt that she only just had WIFI in January 2022 and thus the reason why my messages were never acknowledged. Now I watch for the two blue ticks and remember it’s good to learn new things at Tech-Together!”

Note: Names have been changed to ensure anonymity. Photos are illustrative.

About Katherine Low Settlement

Katherine Low Settlement is a much-loved, busy charity that has been at the heart of the community in Battersea, south-west London, since 1924.

With a few staff and a lot of volunteers, Katherine Low Settlement runs a range of its own popular community projects including educational courses and wellbeing activities. The charity supports children, young people and their families, older people, refugees and newly arrived communities of all genders, nationalities and religions.

The Katherine Low Settlement building in Battersea High Street, opened in 1924, is used for community activities and events, usually – until the arrival of Covid-19 – by over 500 people a week. Its rooms are available for hire at affordable rates.

Katherine Low Settlement is grateful for the funding received from supporters, trusts and foundations to enable the charity to continue to reduce poverty and isolation and bring Battersea together.


Press contacts

Aaron Barbour
Katherine Low Settlement
Telephone: 020 7223 2845
Email: [email protected]

High resolution digital images available from Katherine Low Settlement press contacts.

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