How to See Someone’s Whatsapp Status Without Them Knowing

WhatsApp status feature enables you to put various stories in your account to showcase your interests to your friends, family, and acquaintances. You can share different things in your status like pictures, jokes, important information, or anything of your choice. Your contacts will see your status and reply to them if they wish. You can see who is viewing your WhatsApp story from the viewers’ list.

view someone’s whatsapp status

Similarly, you can also view your friend’s statuses and reply according to your wishes. When you open someone else’s WhatsApp status, they will see your name in the viewers’ list as well.

However, there can be times when you want to view a person’s status on WhatsApp but don’t want to notify them.

Have you ever felt the need to do this but don’t know how to execute it? No worries, here in this blog, we will tell you how to view someone’s WhatsApp status without letting them know.

Can You See Someone’s Whatsapp Status Without Them Knowing?

Yes, you can easily see someone’s WhatsApp status without them knowing. There can be specific reasons you don’t want to let the person know that you have viewed their status.

All you need is to follow some elementary steps to execute the process. There are several methods through which you can do it, and we will brief them here accordingly.

How to See Someone’s Whatsapp Status Without Them Knowing

The moment you view someone’s WhatsApp story, they will see your name in the status viewers list. If you don’t want your name showing up in the list after you view their story, the following are the steps you’ll need to follow.

1. Turn Off Whatsapp Status Read Receipt

This is one among the several methods through which you can view any of your contacts’ WhatsApp status, and they wouldn’t know it.

Step 1: Tap on the WhatsApp icon from your phone’s menu grid to open the app on your phone. After the app opens, you will find a dots vertical line on the top left screen corner. Click on it.

view someone's whatsapp status without them knowing

Step 2: You will see a list of options appearing in front of you. From that list, choose Settings.

view someone's whatsapp status without them knowing

Step 3: Once you tap on the option, you will move to a different list of options and select Account.

view someone's whatsapp status without them knowing

Step 4: Then, click on Privacy from the following options set.

view someone's whatsapp status without them knowing

Step 5: As you click on it, you will find a new space displaying on your screen with another bunch of options. You’ll find one of the options as Read receipts.

view someone's whatsapp status without them knowing

Step 6: Turn off the horizontal button beside it, and this way, read receipts will be turned off.

view someone's whatsapp status without them knowing

Once you disable read receipts in your WhatsApp, you can view the status of anyone worry-free, without them knowing. You can turn back the read receipts anytime you want. However, in this case, you won’t see the viewers for the statuses you put on your account.

2. View Status After Going Offline

This is another method that will help you serve your purpose of viewing someone’s WhatsApp story without notifying them.

Step 1: Switch off your mobile data or disconnect from the Wi-fi connection you’re using.

Step 2: Tap on the WhatsApp icon from your phone’s menu grid to open the app on your phone.

Step 3: Though you open the app, you’ll not be shown online since you are not using an internet connection.

Step 4: View the WhatsApp status of the person that you want, and they will not see you in the viewers’ list.

The above mechanism only works till the moment you are offline. When you come online, that person can see your name in the viewers’ list. To avoid this confusion, you can view the person’s status offline just a few minutes before it’s about to vanish. WhatsApp status lasts for 24 hours. This way, you’ll not need to be offline for a longer span, and the person would not know either that you have seen their story.

3. By Seeking a Friend’s Help 

This method might sound surprising to you, but seeking a trustworthy friend’s or an acquaintance’s help can help you in this regard. The friend you are seeking help from should be in the contact list of the other person too, whose WhatsApp story you want to view.

Step 1: Ask your friend to view the WhatsApp status of that particular person. You can either use text or phone calls to convey this message.

Step 2: After viewing, ask them to take a screenshot of that person’s status. They can capture screenshots by pressing the phone’s power and sound buttons together.

Step 3: When they take the screenshot, ask them to forward the picture in your WhatsApp chat.

Step 4: Once they forward it to your chat, you can see that person’s status without giving them a single idea about it!  The last method can appear a bit complex, and hence going for any of the other two methods might be an intelligent move.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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