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 guide is for you.

Why Disabling Read Receipts Feature is Not a Perfect Solution?

You can do this task by turning off read receipts.

However, it is not a satisfactory solution because it will affect both the sender and receiver. 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 a per chat basis too. So, all this makes the “disabling,” a non-perfect solution.

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

Without further ado, let us start.

Read WhatsApp Messages without Blue Ticks


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

  1. Long press the home screen and choose Widgets.
  1. Scroll down to the bottom. Now, you can see all the WhatsApp widgets.
  1. 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.


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.

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