In the hectic life of today, no one has the time to stop, read, and reply to every text that they receive. However, when the sender has something important to say, but you can’t text, just leaving them on seen can hurt them, don’t you think so too? Well, to save the users from that dilemma, WhatsApp released a feature in which you can turn off your read receipts. This would mean that even if you have seen their message, they won’t find out.
Ever since this feature was released, users from all around the world have been demanding for the same feature to be available in group chats. However, for some reason, WhatsApp has explicitly stated that the read receipts on WhatsApp will always go for group chats.
While is no solution for that problem as of now, there are a few tricks you could try. We’ve talked about them in today’s blog and have also guided you through their application processes.
Read on to learn more about how to read Whatsapp group messages without sender knowing.
Can You Read WhatsApp Group Messages Without Sender Knowing?
Before you start scouring the WhatsApp settings looking for an option to turn off read receipts in group chats, let us tell you that it isn’t possible. WhatsApp is yet to launch a feature where you can turn off your read receipts in groups. Whenever it does, we’ll be the first ones to tell you all about it.
However, for now, this means that no matter what you do, the sender of a group chat message will always know if and when you saw that message.
That being said, there are a couple of tricks you can try that might help you. In this section, that’s what we will be talking about.
Note: These tricks have no certainty of working. The people who have employed these methods have seen varied results. While half of them claimed that these worked just fine for them, the other half said that these tricks do not work at all. For your convenience, we would suggest that you first try these tricks with a few friends before using them in time of need.
How to Read WhatsApp Group Messages Without Sender Knowing
1. Turn on Airplane Mode
This is the most widely used method of seeing WhatsApp group messages without the sender knowing. Although many users have stated that this method has failed them a few times, there is a possibility that it might work.
To make it even easier for you, we have laid out the steps for you so that you can use this trick without any confusion.
Step 1: When you receive the notification of a group message, the first thing you need to do is turn on the airplane mode on your smartphone. This will disconnect your mobile device from your mobile data as well as any other Wi-Fi internet connection.
Step 2: Having done that, open WhatsApp on your smartphone and open that group chat, read the message or take a screenshot of the message and read it later when you have the time.
Step 3: Close WhatsApp, and be sure to remove the app from your smartphone’s recent tab. This is because when you connect your phone to an internet connection the app will automatically sync all data, and your read receipt will be marked.
Step 4: After doing that, turn off the airplane mode and connect your smartphone to an internet connection again.
You can ask the sender if they can see that you have read their message. If they say that they can’t, then congratulations, we are happy for you. You can use this method whenever you need to see the group chats without the knowledge of the participants.
2. Read Group Messages Through Notification
Even if the last message worked for you, it seemed like too much hassle for just some messages, didn’t it? If it did, we totally understand, and we also have another little trick for you.
All you need to do is to make sure that the WhatsApp notifications on your smartphone are turned on. Then, whenever someone sends you a text on WhatsApp, read it from the notification bar itself. While you may not be able to read the full message, you will get the gist of it.