When we send an instant message to WhatsApp, almost everyone has the same expectations: we are there on alert, following the familiar blue lines. When we see a single gray line, it certainly annoys us, but let’s admit that it almost reassures us that our recipient has not yet received or seen the message. Because in fact, the worst case scenario is when both check marks are bright blue and no response has been received. From then on, we can come up with the most torturous scenarios. What could be more frustrating than waiting for hours before this person finally decides to answer us? That is what we are reduced to today. But even the opposite effect has all its legitimacy: some people do not necessarily want or do not have time to react immediately. Why keep pushing them or forcing them to justify a possible delay? Sometimes we just feel the need to read the message, out of curiosity, without necessarily following it. At least not systematically in place. We feel so good that we will even give you a few tips on how to meet your expectations.
It’s true that WhatsApp has literally changed our daily lives. Being able to communicate instantly with loved ones or friends without any distance restrictions is invaluable. Exchanges are seamless and content sharing has increased tenfold. Except that sometimes an avalanche of announcements has upset us. We cannot be available all day long: everyone at their own pace and it is important to respect everyone’s pace. However, we often feel that we have to answer to everyone. Once you receive the message, you almost feel compelled to respond to it on the spot, with the risk that you will have to apologize for hours. Such is the trap of these social networks, which have the art of betraying us: on the pretext that we are “visibly” online, so we have to be available and give time to everyone. Don’t panic, there are certain subtleties that will save you all these inconveniences. Here’s how to read WhatsApp without being seen, without showing a blue check mark and even without opening the app!
Read WhatsApp messages without being seen
The first and easiest method is to use the application settings.
Type WhatsApp, go to Settings, then open the Account section and then Privacy. On this tab at the bottom of the page you will find the option “Read confirmation”. If you disable this option, a read receipt with two blue check marks will no longer appear in conversations, even after reading the message. This way, none of your contacts will receive two blue check marks when you read the message. So doubts remain!
However, this method has a disadvantage: disabling this option will be your case. In other words, you won’t be able to know when your contacts will read your messages. So that’s a double-edged sword!
However, if you prefer to read them without entering WhatsApp, you must use one of the alternative tricks, which we will tell you below.
Additional tricks for reading WhatsApp messages without opening the application
How to read WhatsApp messages with airplane mode on?
All smartphones have a specific mode in which all connections are disabled. Depending on the model, it may be called “offline mode”, “airplane mode” or “flight mode”. By activating it you will be able to read WhatsApp messages that you have already received notifications about but due to lack of internet connection WhatsApp will not be able to confirm the server read. As a result, the person who sent you the message will not see the blue check mark.
But beware: this system temporarily works very well. When you deactivate offline mode and return to normal mode, the application resumes communication with the server and notifies it of messages you have read in the meantime.
How to secretly read messages in announcements?
If your version of Android supports a widget that previews the message, you should know that such a reading does not trigger a check mark. This is because reading the widget is considered a preview, although in some versions we can scroll through the text.
All of these methods have advantages and disadvantages, but they allow us to read WhatsApp messages without sending blue moves, either temporarily or permanently. To avoid a few unpleasant surprises and for these tips to work properly, it is better to take the test with a friend to be sure of the result.