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WhatsApp: This is how you listen to voice messages without sending a read receipt

WhatsApp: This is how you listen to voice messages without sending a read receipt


If you are listening to an audio message on WhatsApp, your contact will be notified by two blue ticks. Using this trick, you can avoid this and listen to the message unnoticed.

Voice messages on WhatsApp can also be listened to without anyone noticing. (Source: netzwelt)

  • WhatsApp also sends read receipts for voice messages.
  • But there are several ways to circumvent this.

Two blue arrows mean that your WhatsApp message has been read. This feature is also available for voice messages for some time. If you listen to this, your contact will be notified by two blue arrows.

Don’t you want this? There are now several ways to listen to an audio message without anyone noticing. We present it to you below:

  • Disable read receipts: The easiest way to disable read receipts on WhatsApp. However, you can only generally do this for all kinds of messages and conversations. At the same time, you will no longer receive any confirmations. Another problem: if you toggle the read receipts back again later, they will also be sent to old messages, so they will be exposed.
  • Listen to a voice message outside of Messenger: This trick only works on Android phones. To do this, you have to use the file manager to search for an audio message on WhatsApp. In the linked instructions we explain how to do this. Audio messages are in the “Opus” file format and can be listened to, for example, using the VLC player for Android mobile phones.

There are also ways to secretly read regular WhatsApp messages without triggering a read receipt. There are also tricks to view a contact’s WhatsApp status anonymously.

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