How to Read a Message on WhatsApp for iPhone without the Sender Knowing You Saw It

Many social messaging apps that you use nowadays have some features in common, the most popular one being read receipts. If you’ve ever used WhatsApp, you should be aware that the person with whom you’re chatting can see whether you’ve read their messages or not.

In WhatsApp, when a message is sent from your side successfully, a single tick appears next to it. A double tick indicates that the recipient has received your message and a blue double tick means that the person has read your message.

There are times when you wish to read a message without the recipient finding out. Luckily, WhatsApp allows users to disable read receipts and in this tutorial, we will show you how to turn off read receipts so that you can read messages in WhatsApp without the sender knowing it.

How to Disable Read Receipts in WhatsApp for iPhone

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on the Settings tab.

Step 3: Go to Account > Privacy.

Step 4: Toggle off Read Receipts.

Now that you’ve turned off read receipts, you can read messages without the recipient knowing it. You also won’t be able to view the read receipts for your sent messages. If at any time you wish to view read receipts again, simply follow the same steps as above and re-enable the feature.

It may also be a good idea to hide your last seen status so that the other person won’t realize that you’re ignoring them. Here’s how to do it.

How to Hide Your Last Seen Status in WhatsApp

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on the Settings tab.

Step 3: Go to Account > Privacy.

Step 4: Tap on Last Seen and select ‘Nobody’.

By hiding your last seen status, you won’t be able to view other people’s last seen as well.

That’s all you need to do to disable read receipts in WhatsApp as well as hide your last seen status. This allows you to enjoy more privacy on WhatsApp.

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