How to secretly read WhatsApp message without letting the sender know

By: News Desk
Published: 02:18 PM, 20 Aug, 2022
How to secretly read WhatsApp message without letting the sender know
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When WhatsApp launched 'blue tick', users shared mixed reactions. Some were happy, some not so much. Well, if you do not want people to know you read their messages, there’s a way to turn off the blue tick. And if that’s not an option, there are few ways to read messages without letting the sender know. These tips can be used for both Android as well as iOS users.

Read WhatsApp messages through the notification bar

This one is the easiest and the simplest trick. As soon as you receive the WhatsApp message notification, just slide down the notification bar and read or take a peek into the received message.

Through WhatsApp Pop-ups

‘WhatsApp Pop-ups’ is one of the coolest yet least used features from WhatsApp. The feature helps users to see WhatsApp popup notifications along with message notifications.

To enable WhatsApp Pop-ups: Open the WhatsApp setting > select Notifications> turn on the Pop-up Notification option. Then, select one of the three options that are shown when you click on the message notification: Only when the screen is "off”, Always show pop-up, or Only when screen is "on”.

Use WhatsApp in Airplane Mode

When you receive the message, just turn on Airplane mode and open the app to read the messages. This will let you read the entire message without showing you online or showing the read sign.

Use WhatsApp widget

WhatsApp also offers Widgets to enhance the user experience on Android phones. You can just place the WhatsApp widget on your home screen and read all messages without opening the app.

Now, how to disable read receipts

WhatsApp rolled out this feature to enhance user privacy. If you don't want to let the sender know that you are reading his messages, disabling read receipts is one of the simplest solutions.

To do so - Go to WhatsApp Settings> Open Accounts> Privacy> turn off the read receipt. Notably, WhatsApp blue tick will be only visible if the recipient opens the app to read a text or view the received media file.