Have you ever wondered how to read WhatsApp messages without the sender knowing? If yes, then this article will be useful for you. I have explained four easy ways to see WhatsApp messages without triggering the read receipt, so the senders will not be able to know that you have read their messages. See Also: how to read facebook messages without showing seen.
As we all are aware that like other popular instant messengers, WhatsApp also has a blue tick mark feature it lets senders know the recipient has read the message. Although this feature is useful, sometimes it may cause awkward situations if you are not able to reply the message on the right time.
To prevent such awkward situations, you can follow some tricks. So, here is how to stop WhatsApp’s two blue ticks and avoid confusing your friend, partner, or others. Read Also: How To Hide Online Status On WhatsApp.
Method 1: WhatsApp Built-in Feature: (Official Way)
There are several ways to read WhatsApp chats without the sender knowing. And WhatsApp also has a built-in feature to stop triggering the read receipt to the sender. By default, WhatsApp notifies the sender in an individual chat about the read status of a message. However, you can stop sending the read receipt to the sender by turning off WhatsApp’s built-in “Read receipt” function. It is simple, but as long as you disable the seen stamp, you won’t be able to see read receipt from other people too.
Steps To Read WhatsApp Chats Without The Sender Knowing By Turning Off “Read receipt” Function.
- Open WhatsApp.
- Tap on the three-dot menu button and select “Settings.”
- On the Settings section, tap on “Accounts” and then on “Privacy.”
- Uncheck the “Read receipt” checkbox just under the “Messaging” section.
That’s it. Now the sender never can see whether you read the message or not.
Method 2: Disconnect the Internet
As soon as you receive a message on WhatsApp, the message will save on app’s cache memory. And senders will receive the recipe for “message successfully sent,” and “message successfully delivered to the recipient’s phone.” but the “Read receipt” won’t send to sender until you open the message. Here, you could use this second trick.
WhatsApp always uses Wi-Fi or data connection to transfer user’s text, images, videos, voice messages, and other files. Thus, when you open a WhatsApp message without enabling the Wi-Fi or mobile data on your mobile, the message will be opened from the app’s cache memory and “Read receipt” won’t alert the sender. You can do this by following the steps below.
Steps to Stop Sending WhatsApp Read Receipt To The Sender By Turning Off The WiFi or Mobile Data.
- Put your phone on airplane (offline) mode.
- Open WhatsApp and read messages.
- Finally, close the WhatApp application.
That’s it. Oops! WhatsApp still thinks you have not opened those messages.
Note: Do not enable the mobile data or wifi while you are reading WhatsApp messages or keep opening the WhatsApp application.
Method 3: Place A WhatsApp Widget On Your Home Screen
Like other Android apps, the WhatsApp app also offers the widgets for Android phones, which can be used for reading WhatsApp messages just by looking at your home screen. And a WhatsApp widget not only helps you to read WhatsApp conversation without opening the app but also it saves your time too. So, if you prefer to use WhatsApp widget on your home screen to secretly read your WhatsApp messages, then follow the instruction below.
How To See WhatsApp Conversation Without The Sender Knowing By Using a WhatsApp Widget
- Tap and hold on your Android home screen and then choose the Widget option.
- Swipe left or scroll down and find WhatsApp.
- Tap and hold on the “WhatsApp 4 x 2 widget” and move it to where you want it to appear on your home screen.
- Now read your WhasApp conversation by looking at that widget.
Note: You may be able to see only the text messages and emojis on the widget: pictures, videos, voice memos are not displayed in the widget.
Method 4: Android App To Read WhatsApp Messages
Besides above three methods, you can also use the Unseen Android app to read WhatsApp messages Without The Sender Knowing. Unseen is a last seen hider app which will receive and show you all messages you received on WhatsApp as well as Viber and Facebook Messenger. The app is very simple to use. Let’s look at how to see WhatsApp chats without triggering the “Seen” receipt or the blue double check mark.
How To Read WhatsApp Chats Without Triggering The Blue Double Check Mark
- Install the “Unseen – No Last Seen” app on your Android mobile. (Click here to download the app)
- On the first launch of the app, it will show you an intro. Swipe left until you see the “ENABLE ACCESSIBILITY” button.
- Tap on the “ENABLE ACCESSIBILITY” button (Notification access settings will open)
- Check the “Unseen” checkbox.
- Now read your WhatsApp chats through the Unseen app.
That’s it; Blue double check mark won’t trigger when you read your WhatsApp messages through “Unseen – No Last Seen” app.
This guide explains four ways to read WhatsApp messages without the sender knowing. These tricks will help you to get rid of awkward situations. Even though WhatsApp has a built-in feature to avoid sending the seen stamp to the sender, sometimes it would be a good option, because once you have disabled “Read receipt” function on your WhatsApp, you also may not be able to know if sent messages are delivered or not to recipient phone. However, If you prefer to see read receipt from other people while you are reading WhatsApp chats without the sender knowing, then you can choose the second, third, or fourth option that I have explained here.