How to secretly read a WhatsApp text without the sender knowing – The Irish Sun

WHATSAPP’s immediacy is sometimes both a blessing and a curse.

While it’s great to be able to message friends and get an instant reply, there are moments when you don’t want to chat.

Sometimes you don't want to answer right away


Sometimes you don’t want to answer right awayPhoto credit: Getty – Contributor

But what if they have something important to say and you want to read without replying?

The double blue ticks indicate when you’ve read a message and haven’t replied, which may not go over well.

While you can turn them off, there are some clever tricks for secretly reading messages without alerting people.

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notification preview

Whether you’re using an iPhone or an Android device, notification previews come in handy to show you’ve read the message.

You may not see the entire message, but it can certainly give you a sense of what was being talked about – and more importantly, if an urgent response is needed.

So next time you get a WhatsApp message, slide down to see your notifications and sneak a peek.

airplane mode

Airplane mode is a really clever way to view WhatsApp messages.

When it’s on, your phone can’t send or receive data.

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That means you can secretly go into WhatsApp, view messages, and then exit the app like you’ve never been there.

And if you turn off Airplane mode when you’re done, WhatsApp — and especially friends and family — would have no idea you saw the messages.

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