WhatsApp has become one of the most important tools in interpersonal communication. There are very few who today continue to resist and do not have the application installed on their smartphone by which almost everyone communicates. It is used for personal relationships but also for work. Many have Whastapp groups in which they only talk about work issues (that is why the application itself is going to test its vacation mode as we told you days ago).
There are many ways to maintain privacy on this instant messaging system. However, many users have confessed that they look at the last connection status to ‘spy’ on their contacts in case they have not replied to a message.
Now, the mobile application has updated its if topics to prevent that status from being seen. Of course, this will only affect people with whom we have never written or those who do not have us (or do not have us) saved on the agenda.
They reveal the trick to read a WhatsApp without the person who sent it knowing
Have you ever seen yourself in the situation of wanting to read a WhatsApp message, but at the same time preventing the person who sent it from knowing? It may be the case that certain messages do not catch us at the best moment and it is better not to answer at the moment they are read, but the person who sends them may consider a disrespect not receiving an answer instantly, a feeling that has also helped generate in us the WhatsApp messaging application itself, which it is based precisely on the immediately in response.
However, whether it is because you cannot or do not want to answer at the moment, there are several “tricks” that you can put into practice to read a message on WhatsApp without knowing who sent it. They are as follows:
1. Turn off the read receipt
The happy blue tick or check. In the past, the double gray check already generated some controversy, because some users believed that it meant that a message had been read, rather than delivered. Then came the tick azul to turn social networks upside down and generate even more buzz; the tick that “violated” -even more- our privacy, which revealed whether or not we had read the messages they sent us. WhatsApp rectified in a short time and allowed to deactivate the option, and that is what we are going to recommend at this point if what you want is more privacy and more “space”.
Bear in mind, of course, that when you deactivate this option, others will not be able to see whether or not you have seen their messages, but you will not be able to know if they have seen yours either. To deactivate the blue tick you have to go to ‘WhatsApp settings’, ‘Account’, ‘Privacy’, ‘Read confirmation’ and here disable the option. Of course, the blue check can be disabled on all operating systems.
2. Use airplane mode
If we are going to do it less frequently or for a particular contact, we can use this formula, that of airplane mode. It is simple but be prepared to a few steps. When you receive a WhatsApp message a notification will appear on the screen. If it’s one of those messages that you want to read without the other person knowing, don’t open the message. Do the following first: Activate the phone’s airplane mode (airplane mode takes care of deactivating the data connection or connection to a Wi-Fi network).
Once the airplane mode is activated, you can enter WhatsApp and read the message. Once read, you have to exit the application and close it so that the message is not marked as read before deactivating airplane mode again.
To close the application, in iOS we must do double click the “home” button. Next, a window will be displayed with the last applications or pages visited. You have to slide those windows up and it will close.
In Android, recent applications or windows are usually closed also through a button located in the lower right corner of the screen with one or two rectangles. When all open applications appear, we must close them by sliding our finger over the ones we want to close (in this case WhatsApp).
3. Activate pop-up notifications
Another way to read the messages if they are not very long is to do it through the pop-up notifications, without entering the application or even from the locked phone.
In iOS we will activate notifications from the Settings menu and in Android we will enter the application settings within WhatsApp, click on notifications and enter pop-up notifications. Here you have to check the option to “always show popup element”.
Pop-up notifications are those in the middle of the screen. On Android phones, the ones that appear at the top of the screen are just the message preview.