You finally get the WhatsApp message you’ve been waiting for, but you don’t want to look desperate and decide to wait to view it. But, since you can’t think of anything else, you end up staring at the clock to let a decent amount of time pass to view the message. There’s no need to go through all this torture when there are several ways you can view your WhatsApp message without opening the conversation.
How to Read Your WhatsApp Messages Without Setting off the Blue Checkmarks
You can view WhatsApp messages without letting the other person know by making changes in Settings. If you want to keep your settings as they are, viewing them is still possible. You can start by swiping down from the notification bar. If you only have one message, it will be easy to see. You should be able to read it. You’ll even see options to replay or mark the message as read.
But, when you have various WhatsApp messages in the notification bar, you’ll need to follow a few extra steps to view that specific message. Each message will have an arrow to the right of it. Tap on this arrow, and the message will be visible to the point where you can read it without opening WhatsApp.
Secretly Open WhatsApp Messages Using WAMR
If the notification bar situation is not for you, you can try seeing your WhatsApp messages using the WAMR app. The app is free and won’t bombard you with ads. It’ll divide the WhatsApp messages into different sections, such as text, attachments, and downloads. But one thing to remember is that it won’t show you the images if WhatsApp doesn’t download them automatically.
To save storage space, some users decide to download the media manually. Whenever they get media, it’ll have a download arrow letting them know they need to tap on it to view it.
How to Secretly View WhatsApp Messages By Adjusting Some Settings
You don’t want to check the WhatsApp messages because as soon as you open they will know you’re online and expect you to read them. And, if you don’t, you might get some complaints later. Here are some changes you can make in Settings that’ll result in you being able to check all the messages you want without setting off those blue check marks.
I mentioned earlier that as soon as you open WhatsApp, they will know you’re online. Let’s start by disabling the online feature. To do this, tap on the dots at the top right and choose the Settings option. Tap on Privacy, followed by Last seen and Privacy (it will be the first on the list).
At the bottom is where you can change the online status. Since you won’t see a Nobody option, you’ll need to choose the Same as Last Seen and set the Last Seen option to Nobody. By doing this, the online option won’t appear even if you’re reading other messages.
How to Turn off WhatsApp Read Receipts
Now that you don’t have to worry about anyone knowing that you’re online, it’s time to disable the read receipts so that they won’t turn blue even if you read the messages. You’ll need to tap on the dots at the top right of the app’s main page and then choose Settings.
Once in Settings, go to Privacy and toggle off the Read receipts option.
Keep in mind that by doing this, they won’t know when you read their messages, but you won’t know when they read yours. You’ll know that the message has been delivered because there will be two checkmarks. If you only see one, the message hasn’t reached their device. A clock symbol beside the message indicates an error and that the sending is in progress.
Turning off the read receipts in individual chats means your message won’t have a time stamp. You can see the time stamp by long-pressing on a message > Dots at the top right and following the Info option. WhatsApp will show you the time you sent the message, and the recipient read it.
Turning read receipts off also hides your name from appearing on the seen list for a status. The other person doesn’t have a way of knowing unless you tell them. The good news is that turning off the blue checkmarks won’t affect how you get your messages in groups. Another thing to remember is that when you turn them off, no one will be able to view your status. So you can say goodbye to posting if you turn this feature off. The time stamp rule applies to voice messages. Even if you put something on your status before you turn it off, the rule will still apply.
How to Secretly Read WhatsApp Messages Using Widgets
When you add the WhatsApp widget to your home screen, you can easily read the messages without opening the app. You won’t have much choice regarding voice messages since you’ll have to hear them, but there is also a way around that. You can message yourself on WhatsApp. Send the audio message to yourself and listen to it there, not on the other person’s open chat.
To add the widget, long-press on an ample enough space where the widget would go. If the widget turns out to be too small, you can always adjust it later. Tap on the widgets option and swipe down to the WhatsApp section. Tap on the widget you want to add and drag it away in any direction since you’ll see that space on your home screen, and that’s where you let it go.
As soon as you release it, you’ll notice that the widget will have some dots around it. Drag these dots so you can adjust the size of the widget. If you ever change your mind later and want to change the size again, simply long-press on the keyboard, and those dots will appear.
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When you can secretly read WhatsApp messages, things are much more accessible. You don’t have to worry about the other person getting mad because they saw the blue checkmarks, but you didn’t respond. You can also see if it’s something that needs your immediate attention or if it’s something that can wait.
You saw that you could see those messages using the notification bar. Even if you have multiple messages, you can isolate that one message and reply if you want. You can also use an app to see the messages and the media. Last but not least, widgets also help you see your messages in ninja mode. Which method do you think will be your future favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.