Many people don’t know that it’s possible to see other people’s status without them noticing or being seen on WhatsApp. Below, I will show you how you can do it.
One of the features of WhatsApp is the ability to share your status updates with your contacts. It can be a text message, a voice note, a photo, or a video. Sometimes we are tempted to see the status of some of our WhatsApp contacts, without being seen or noticing.
View WhatsApp status without being seen
If you’re curious about what someone’s been up to, there are ways to view their WhatsApp status updates without them knowing. Here I will show you two ways to achieve it:
1: Disable read receipt
The first way to do this is to disable the read receipt. With this, apart from not confirming to the sender that you have read their WhatsApp messages, it also allows you to see states without them noticing.
Open WhatsApp and go to Settings > Privacy.
Then turn off the switch for the Read Receipts option.
This should work for you on an Android phone or iPhone. Thereafter, when you view someone’s status, the person will not be able to know that you have seen it.
If you later want to re-enable the read receipt, you should wait 24 hours to do so. If you do this sooner, the person might receive pending read notifications. After 1 day, said status will have expired, and you will not have any major inconvenience.
2: Disconnect to see WhatsApp states without them noticing
Another way to see WhatsApp statuses of your contacts without them noticing is to do it with your connected device. This method works on Android and iOS.
Disable the Internet connection before opening WhatsApp. With cached person statuses, you’ll be able to see them without them knowing.
You can put your phone in airplane mode or turn off WiFi and mobile data.
When you have already seen the status that interests you, then you can reactivate your Internet connection to continue using WhatsApp.
Can someone see your WhatsApp status without you knowing
You should be aware that other people can also use these same tricks to check your status in WhatsApp without you knowing. The only way to avoid or limit this, is by maneging or restricting your status privacy.
The second method may be more practical to see a status hidden in WhatsApp. With this, you don’t have to deactivate read receipts, among other advantages.
Remember that just as you can use these methods to see others’ updates, others can do the same with yours. To avoid this, you should control the privacy of your statuses.