How To View A WhatsApp Message Without The Sender Knowing

Oh WhatsApp. It’s one of the most popular — and therefore most memeized — messaging apps in the world. Of course, maintaining contacts via the universally applicable app is particularly great. However, if your relatives are chatting day and night, it may cause annoying notifications. Luckily the app kept releasing updates such as: B. muting conversations and silently exiting group chats that make navigating your many chats gracefully pretty easy. And now the app also lets you view messages without the sender’s knowledge.

There are a variety of reasons you might want to view a WhatsApp message without the sender seeing that you’ve read it. Maybe you’re just in a hurry and don’t have time to reply, but still want to see what your long-distance best friend sent you without her thinking it’s being read. Or maybe you do Plan to read and not respond to that “check-in” text from your ex, but you don’t want to give them the satisfaction of knowing you read it.

Whatever your reasoning, if you want to prevent that double tick from turning blue on your sender’s screen, here’s how to view a WhatsApp message without sending a read receipt.

How to read WhatsApp messages without the sender knowing

There are a few troubleshooting hacks that can help you. However, the easiest way is to turn off your read receipts. However, this only works in a one-to-one conversation.

To turn off read receipts, open WhatsApp and click the Settings gear icon at the bottom right of your screen. Next, tap on “Account” and then on “Privacy”. Scroll down to the Read Receipts switch and turn the switch off. It’s important to note that read receipts are always sent in group chats, so this only works for one-on-one conversations. If you turn off read receipts, you also won’t be able to see if someone else has read your messages.

However, if you’re hoping to read a message in a group chat without the sender knowing about it, you’re going to have to get a little inventive. The two tactics recommended by Gadgets Now are to rely on your notification center or airplane mode.

If you just got the message, you can often swipe down the notification at the top of your screen to view it without opening WhatsApp itself.

If you enable Airplane mode, then open WhatsApp, view the message, and close the app before disabling Airplane mode, your sender should not be notified that you’ve read the message.

Now you can navigate your flooded WhatsApp inbox with more peace of mind. Just think about going back to your aunt at some point.

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