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Read WhatsApp messages without letting the sender know
For the purpose of providing users with a private and secure chatting experience, WhatsApp has Many privacy options available on the app. Turning off read receipts is one of these features. Once disabled, users won’t be able to detect whether or not a person has read their messages. However, the feature has the disadvantage of also turning off read receipts for the sender and receiver. No one will be able to see if their WhatsApp messages have been seen or not.
How to disable the blue tick settings in WhatsApp
But before we look at all the other “unofficial methods,” let’s look at WhatsApp’s official feature that enables you to disable the read receipt, which is represented by the blue tick.
WhatsApp has a feature that allows users to turn off the read receipts, which indicates to the sender that their message has been read. However, if you turn off this feature, you will also not be able to see the read receipts for the messages you send. Here’s how to turn off read receipts on WhatsApp:
Go to WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy and select the Read Receipts option to disable read receipts.
With this setting turned off, you’ll be able to read messages without notifying the sender that you’ve done so. However, keep in mind that this only applies to read receipts, and the sender may still be able to see when you’re online or typing a message.
Here are some additional methods for viewing messages without disabling receipts.
activate the aeroplane mode
Before you open the WhatsApp message, put your device in aeroplane mode. WhatsApp won’t be able to update the status of sent messages using this technique.
Turn on Aeroplane Mode in Settings. Open WhatsApp now and read the conversation.
Particularly, this feature may occasionally not function because WhatsApp may update the read status of the messages once you turn off aeroplane mode and reconnect to the internet.
using the notification bar
The simplest and, I would venture, one of the most popular methods for reading WhatsApp messages without opening the chat window is as follows. To see the message in the notification bar, simply slide down the notification window. You must act quickly, though, as you won’t be able to read the messages after two or three more.
Activate pop-up notifications.
notification with a tap and hold
iPhone users can view the message preview by just tapping and holding the WhatsApp message notification.
using an outside app
And sure, you can read WhatsApp messages without telling the sender using a few third-party apps. Third-party apps, however, are not secure or trustworthy.