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How to view WhatsApp status without letting your friends know


Facebook-owned WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app with more than 5 billion downloads on Play Store alone. The app works on almost every platform, and that is one of the reasons for its popularity.

WhatsApp is not just limited to messaging and calling only, but you can also add ‘status’ updates, which people see in your contact list. Similarly, you can check someone’s status. However, the users will get to know about it when you check their status.

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A small WhatsApp trick will help you sneakily see someone’s status and not let the contact know about it.

How to check WhatsApp status without being seen

Follow these three simple steps to see someone’s WhatsApp status without them knowing:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to Settings.
  2. Now go to Account and then tap on Privacy.
  3. Here, you have to disable the Read receipts option.
Disable the "Read receipts" option

That’s it. Now, whenever you view someone’s WhatsApp status, you will not be shown as a viewer to them. However, you must keep the “Read receipts” option turned off until their status is active; otherwise, they will know about it.

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Additionally, there are some downsides, like you won’t see blue ticks on your sent messages, nor will they see a blue tick on their sent messages to you.

However, you can use this method temporarily to view WhatsApp status without them knowing and then you can turn back on the “Read receipts” option when you are done.

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