Listen to WhatsApp audio message without the sender knowing

If you are looking for a way to listen to WhatsApp audio messages without the sender’s knowledge, below are 3 different methods to listen to WhatsApp audio without generating blue ticks.

Listen to WhatsApp audio without the sender’s knowledge

Whenever you open a WhatsApp text or voice message, WhatsApp automatically generates 2 blue ticks next to the message, informing the sender that their audio message has been listened to.

WhatsApp Read Receipts

This setup of read receipt in WhatsApp is useful in most cases as senders know that their messages are read or heard.

However, in certain cases, you may have your own valid reasons to listen to WhatsApp audio without the sender knowing whether or not you actually listened to their voice message.

In such cases, you can use any of the following methods to listen to WhatsApp audio without generating those blue ticks.

1. Disable read receipts in WhatsApp

Perhaps the most reliable way to listen to WhatsApp audio without notifying the sender is to disable WhatsApp read receipts on your device before opening the WhatsApp voice message.

Open Whatsapp > tap 3 dots menu icon and select settings in the drop down menu.

WhatsApp settings option on Android phone

Note: On iPhone, you can tap directly settings tab in the bottom menu.

Go to on the settings screen Account > privacy > scroll down and disable Read field Receipts.

Disable WhatsApp read receipts

After turning off read receipts, you can open and listen to the WhatsApp audio or voice message.

Since read receipts are already disabled in your WhatsApp account, the sender cannot see whether or not you actually listened to their voice message.

The only disadvantage of this method is that you cannot receive read receipts from others as long as read receipts are disabled on your WhatsApp account.

2. Turn on Airplane mode and listen to WhatsApp audio

Another easy way to listen to WhatsApp audio without the sender’s knowledge is to enable Airplane mode on your device before opening the WhatsApp audio message.

This method works because Airplane mode kills both the WiFi and cellular connections on your device, which prevents read receipts from being sent to the sender.

On iPhone: Open settings and move the switch next to airplane mode to ON Position.

On Android phone: Go to settings > links > move Flight mode switch to ON Position.

After enabling Airplane mode, you can open and listen to WhatsApp voice messages without generating those blue ticks.

Because your phone is disconnected from Wi-Fi and cellular networks, it can’t send a read receipt to the sender.

After you’ve listened to the audio message, close WhatsApp and leave your device in airplane mode until you want the other person to know that you’ve listened to their audio message.

The disadvantage of this method is that you cannot use WhatsApp until you are ready to reply to the message or tell your contact that you heard their audio message.

Once you open WhatsApp, these 2 blue ticks will appear next to the message, notifying the sender that the message has been read.

3. Use third-party apps

There are many apps available on App Store for iPhone and Google Play Store for Android phones to read WhatsApp messages and listen to WhatsApp audio without the sender knowing.

One such app is Unseen, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store on Android devices and the App Store on iPhone and iPad.

Open google play Store (Android phone) or App Store (iPhone, iPad) and download the Unseen apartment

Once the app is downloaded, open it Unseen app > Tap on the pop-up OK to give the Unseen app free access to notifications on your device.

Allow invisible app notification access popup

On the next screen (Notification Access screen), grant the invisible app access to notifications by sliding the switch next to Unseen to ON Position.

Enable notification access for invisible app

On the confirmation pop-up, tap To allow Option to give the invisible app access to notifications.

From now on, all new WhatsApp messages that you receive on your phone will appear in the invisible app.

This way you can read WhatsApp text messages and listen to WhatsApp audio messages without generating those blue ticks even though the message has already been read in the invisible app.

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