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How to Read WhatsApp Messages without Blue Ticks

Read receipts (also known as blue ticks), a feature that is enabled on WhatsApp by default, let the sender know that the recipient read his message.

However, if you want to read WhatsApp messages without letting sender knows about it, then this guide is for you.

Why Disabling Read Receipts Feature is Not a Perfect Solution?

You can do this task by disabling Read receipts feature and here's how you can do that:

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    Open WhatsApp.
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    Tap Overflow menu (three vertical dots) > Account > Privacy.
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    Scroll down, find and tap "Read receipts."
Turned off Read receipts

However, it is not a good solution because it will affect both sender and receiver.

In other words, if you disable this feature, the sender will not know that you read his message. However, the same is the case for you when you send a message to someone.

Also, this will not stop Read receipts sent for group chats.

Unfortunately, there is no way to do this on per chat basis too. So, all this makes the "disabling," a non-perfect solution.

However, here I have discussed a single method which will let you read messages without sender knows about it. This method works for both individual and group chat.

Without further ado, let's get started.

Read WhatsApp Messages without Blue Ticks

WhatsApp Widget

‚ÄčLet's see the steps to place a WhatsApp widget on the home screen:

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    Long press the home screen and choose "Widgets."
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    Scroll down to the bottom. Now, you can see all the "WhatsApp widgets."
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    Long press the "Whatsapp" widget and drop it on the home screen.
WhatsApp widgets
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    On the confirmation popup, choose "Create" option.
Confirmation popup for creating widget

Now, you can see the WhatsApp widget. Resize it if you want.

From now on, when you receive a WhatsApp message, you can see it in the widget.

The only downside of this method is that when you receive an image (or any media), you will see the image notification only and not the picture you have received (see screenshot).

WhatsApp widget on home screen

However, if you didn't stop media auto download, then you can see the media you have received on the gallery.

That is all. You can use the above method to read WhatsApp messages without blue ticks if you prefer to get this task done without any app.

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