How to Read WhatsApp Messages without Blue Ticks

In this post, we see:

Here, I’m using Android and iPhone. Let’s begin.

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.

But, if you want to read WhatsApp messages without letting the sender know about it, then this section is for you.

Why Disabling Read Receipts Feature is not a Perfect Solution?

You can do this task by turning off read receipts. But it isn’t a satisfactory solution because it’ll affect both the sender and receiver.

If you disable this feature, the sender will not know that you read his message. But 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 a per chat basis too. So, all this makes the “disabling,” a non-perfect solution.

But the below method(s) will let you read messages without the sender knowing about it. Those works for both individual and group chat. Without further ado, let’s see.

Steps

Android

Let’s see the steps to place a WhatsApp widget on the home screen:

Long press the home screen and choose “Widgets.” Scroll down to the bottom. Now, you can see all the WhatsApp widgets.

Long press the “WhatsApp” widget and drop it on the home screen. That is all. Resize it if you wish. From now on, when you receive a WhatsApp message, you can see it in the widget.

iPhone

Method #1

Close WhatsApp. Turn on airplane mode. Read the WhatsApp message. Close WhatsApp. Turn off airplane mode.

Method #2

Open “Notification Center.” And you can read the WhatsApp message there.

Read: How to Convert WhatsApp Voice Message into Text


How to Mark WhatsApp Chat as Read or Unread

You can mark a chat as read or unread on Android and iPhone, and here we’ll see it. Remember that the below applies to both contact and group chat. Let’s start.

What is Mark as Read in WhatsApp?

“Mark as read” option marks all messages of a chat as read. You can use this option to mark a message as read without opening WhatsApp app (for Android only) or WhatsApp chat.

Remember that once you mark a message as read, then the sender will see “blue ticks” on their side.

Mark as Unread in WhatsApp Means What?

You can use the “mark as unread” option if you wish to go back to a chat later. When you mark a WhatsApp chat as unread, you’ll see a blank circle in that chat which is a reminder.

Keep in mind that this one has nothing to do with “blue ticks.”

Steps

Android

Launch WhatsApp. Select the chat(s) that you want to mark as read or unread. Hit the three vertical dots at the top.

Now, you can see “Mark as unread” (if the selected chat(s) has no unread message) or “Mark as read” (if the chosen conversation(s) has any unread message or are marked as unread already). Tap it.

Alternate Way to Mark as Read

You can see a notification when you receive a WhatsApp message. Hit the “Mark as read” option in that notification.

iPhone

Open WhatsApp. Tap “Chats” at the bottom if you’re not in it. Slide the chat you want to mark as read or unread to the right side completely.

Note that the conversation will be marked as read if it has any unread message or is marked as unread already. Otherwise, it’ll be marked as unread.

Alternative Ways

Method #1

Open WhatsApp. Tap “Chats” if you’re not in it. Slide the chat you want to mark as read or unread to the right.

Now, you can view “Unread” (if that chat has no unread message) or “Read” (if that conversation has any unread message or is marked as unread already). Hit it.

Method #2

Launch WhatsApp. Tap “Chats” if you’re not in it. Long press the chat you like.

Now, you can see “Mark as Unread” (if that chat has no unread message) or “Mark as Read” (if that conversation has any unread message or is marked as unread already). Hit it.