As the most popular messaging platform worldwide, WhatsApp is an indispensable tool for millions seeking seamless communication and connectivity. At its core, WhatsApp offers numerous features designed to enhance user experience and simplify everyday interactions. Instant messaging lies at its base, allowing users to send texts, voice messages, media, and documents easily. Individual or group chats allow effortless conversations, whether it’s with friends, work-related projects, or connecting with family members.
WhatsApp provides multimedia-sharing options that bring conversations to life. Users share images, videos, and GIFs, adding a visual element to their exchanges. The platform’s voice and video call options allow for high-quality conversations across borders and time zones.
So, as you can tell, WhatsApp is a highly popular social media platform, and with good reason. Today’s blog will discuss whether a person knows you’ve seen their WhatsApp story even if you block them.
If You View Someone’s Whatsapp Story and Block Them Will They Know?
WhatsApp is one of the most secure and convenient instant messaging services on the market. However, sometimes it can be a bit difficult to understand how one action would affect other actions indirectly.
For example, if you check out someone’s WhatsApp story and block them after that, will they know you saw the story? The answer is yes; they’d still see you on their WhatsApp viewers’ list even after being blocked. In fact, as long as this person has access to their WhatsApp viewers’ list, they find out regardless of what action you take.
But how does it work? Moreover, if this doesn’t work, how do you achieve what you want? Is there another way to ensure they cannot find out you saw their story?
Well, don’t you worry because we’ve got the answers to all your questions right here! Read on until the end of this blog to learn the answers to these questions.
How do story views on WhatsApp work?
Let’s say you add something to your WhatsApp story. Before it disappears after hitting the 24-hour mark, you’ll be able to see everyone who sees your story (except those who have turned off their read receipts; more on that later).
Let’s say you watched one of your friends’ stories and how you want to make it happen so they don’t find out. Now, there’s a chance they won’t realize it anyway if they don’t check out their viewers’ list.
However, we won’t suggest leaving things entirely up to chance.
So, you decide to block them. That way, all data related to you should disappear from their account, right? Well, not really. WhatsApp is very strict with its privacy, and if you’ve seen a story, the poster must find out about it. So, even if you block someone, they’ll know you saw their story.
Talk to them directly.
What should you do then, in such a situation? Well, the answer is clear as day: nothing. You cannot change the outcome in any way. However, one thing you can do that’ll do nothing to affect your presence on that viewers’ list is to talk to the poster directly.
Whatever issue you think they’ll hold with you, it’ll get instantaneously better once you confront them instead of hiding it out. Be straightforward and honest about your mistake, and let time take its course. We’re sure you’ll be out of the woods in no time.
How to avoid this in the future?
While confronting someone about your issues is great, it’s still not the ideal way. What would be even better is if they’d never understand that you saw their story. Doesn’t that sound so convenient?
Thankfully, WhatsApp has come to your rescue. If your thoughts align with what was stated, we have the perfect solution. All you need is to turn off your read receipts from this moment onwards.
You see, when someone sends you a message or when you view someone’s WhatsApp story, your read receipts give you away. However, if you could turn off your read receipts, you’ll have nothing to worry about.
Once you choose to turn off your read receipts, no one can tell if you’ve read their WhatsApp messages. Similarly, you also won’t know if anyone has seen your story. This is because WhatsApp is a fair platform that doesn’t believe in discrimination among users.
And, what’s more, the same happens with status updates. No one’ll be able to see your name in their story viewers’ list even if you watch the story. But of course, this also means you won’t have any access to your WhatsApp story viewers’ list.
While some people might find out and be a little upset that you chose to hide your read receipts, that just shows how you can never please anyone. So, wouldn’t you rather preserve your peace?