An astonishing 1.5 billion people regularly use the WhatsApp chat app. And some of these users prefer their friends are unaware when they have read a message. However, help is at hand, because there is a clever trick to disguise when a WhatsApp chat has been read.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp’s popularity is primarily due to the array of updates it continually offers.

However, some features have been less welcome than others such as the WhatsApp Blue Tick feature, which notifies the sender when a message has been read.

The WhatsApp Blue Tick feature begins with one grey tick, which appears when the message sent.

Two grey ticks appear when the message has reached the receiver’s smartphone.

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And two blue ticks indicate the WhatsApp chat been read.

Some users have complained delayed replies can create social faux pas.

But there is a simple solution to stop the two blue ticks in their tracks.

How to covertly read WhatsApp messages:
WhatsApp can only tell a message has been read if the receiver’s WiFi or data roaming is activated.

Once your phone has notified you a WhatsApp chat has arrived, deactivate your internet features.

Then simply open WhatsApp and read the message.

Next close WhatsApp and reactivate your smartphone’s internet features.

By following these simple steps you can read the message but the sender will be none the wiser.

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Messages can also be read without being opened properly simply by pulling down the notification drawer at the top of the screen.

There is also a way to never to reveal a message has read.

This can be achieved by unchecking Read Receipts in the WhatsApp Settings menu.

This drastic option can be found in your phone’s Privacy menu.


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