WhatsApp, a few months ago, introduced a feature called Read Receipts. The new feature allowed users to know whether the messages have been read or not. However, the feature was not received with much love. Since then there have been many queries by users whether they can read messages without the other person knowing or not.
Here are two simple ways to read messages without the other person knowing about it
Turn off Read Receipts
- Open up WhatsApp
- Tap on the three-dots on the top right corner
- Click on Settings
- Head over to Account>Privacy
- Scroll down and uncheck the Read Receipts
Voila! Now the blue ticks are gone. However, there are a few limitations when you turn off Read Receipts. After turning off Read Receipts, you will not get blue ticks even on your sent messages. So, here is another simple trick for which you will not need to turn off Read Receipts.
Turn off Wi-Fi/Mobile Data
WhatsApp needs an active internet connection in order to send or receive the read receipts. So, you can simply head over to your smartphone setting and turn off Wi-Fi and Mobile Data. Once done, you can fire up the WhatsApp application and read the messages you wanted to read.
Turning off Wi-Fi or Mobile Data might not be the perfect solution for everyone. However, currently, these are the only two safe ways to get rid of the Read receipts. There are a number of apps available that promise to solve your problem, but rather they bring a lot of problems with them like unwanted ads and much more.