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    How to see statuses on WhatsApp without being seen on Android

    You are using a smartphone or tablet Android and would you like to "snoop" between the states of your friends, without leaving any trace of your visit? Great, then this is just the section that suits you best.

    As I already mentioned in the introductory jokes of this guide, you can reach the goal you have set for yourself using an extremely simple trick and which, above all, does not require any particular intervention or modification to the messaging app!

    All you have to do, in practice, is to intervene on the privacy settings of WhatsApp and disable the so-called read confirmations, ie the display of the "blue check" when the recipient reads the messages.

    Before going ahead and proceeding, however, let me give you a couple of necessary information: first, by disabling read receipts you will no longer be able to see when contacts read your messages (except for groups); secondly, by doing so you will be able to read WhatsApp statuses without being detected, however you will no longer be able to know who is viewing your statuses.

    Is everything clear and you intend to proceed anyway? OK, let's get started right away. First, launch the WhatsApp calling it from the drawer of your Android device, access the screen that contains all the active chats, press the button (⋮) located at the top right (the one next to the magnifying glass, to understand) and select the item Settings from the menu that opens.

    At this point, tap on the items Account Privacy and, when you reach the next screen, remove the check mark from the box next to the item Read confirmations. From this moment on, you will be able to view the statuses posted by your contacts without being seen, however you will no longer be able to know who has read your statuses and, at the same time, you will have to give up the display of the blue ticks.

    Attention: if, after viewing the status of your interest, cancel the change by going back to Settings> Account> Privacy and putting the check mark back in the box mentioned above, your name will appear in the list of users who have viewed the status of the person whose profile you have viewed. For additional information on this topic, I suggest you take a look at my guide on how to disable WhatsApp blue ticks.

    How to see status on WhatsApp without being seen on iOS

    Exactly as already seen for Android, you can "silently" watch the statuses published on WhatsApp by your contacts also from iPhone, simply by acting on the read notifications (i.e. by deactivating the display of the blue ticks). Again, the change takes effect immediately and brings with it, as a side effect, the inability to know who has read your messages and / or seen your status.

    To proceed, first launch the WhatsApp recalling it from the iOS Home screen, presses the button Settings located in the lower right corner and then tap the items Account Privacy to access the most appropriate section. At this point, all you have to do is identify the voice Read confirmations and move the relevant lever up OFF and that's it: as mentioned above, the change takes effect immediately.

    If you want to cancel the change after seeing the state that piqued your curiosity, you simply have to repeat the entire procedure and reposition the lever Read confirmations in place ON. However, this will let those on the other side know that you viewed their statuses (even if you had read receipts turned off). If you need further instructions on the steps to take to activate the blue check again, you can refer to my specific tutorial on the subject.

    How to see statuses on WhatsApp without being seen on a computer

    Are you a regular user of WhatsApp for computers and / or WhatsApp Web, so are you looking for a method to "spy" on the statuses posted by your friends without being seen?

    Unfortunately I have to tell you right away that I don't have very good news about it: at the moment I'm writing you this guide, the WhatsApp applications dedicated to the PC they do not provide the possibility to act in the privacy settings account, therefore it is not possible to disable read receipts using this means of communication.

    But do not despair, because all is not lost: you must know, in fact, that the changes to the privacy settings applied by smartphone or tablet are automatically replicated on WhatsApp for computer and WhatsApp Web.

    This means, in practice, that you can safely view the status of your friends through both versions of WhatsApp dedicated to the computer, without being "caught" snooping around, simply by deactivating the read receipts from the privacy settings, using one of the methods for smartphones and tablets reported in the previous sections of this guide. Always better than nothing, right?

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