How to Listen to WhatsApp Voice Message Without Sender Knowing
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How to Listen to WhatsApp Voice Message Without Sender Knowing

This guide is for you if you want to listen to a voice message on WhatsApp without the sender knowing.

Here, you’ll see the different methods to do this. I use the app (Android phone and iPhone). Let’s start.

Listen to WhatsApp Voice Message Without Sender Knowing

Method #1 – Read Receipts

Disable read receipts on WhatsApp.

You can listen to WhatsApp voice notes without the sender knowing if you do that. You, too, don’t know who listened to your WhatsApp voice notes.

Here’s how you can do this on iPhone:

  1. Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.
  2. Hit the Settings tab at the bottom.
  3. Select Privacy.
  4. You can now see the “Read Receipts” option between Default Message Timer and Screen Lock. Please disable it.

Here are the steps to do this on Android:

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.

Hit the three vertical dots at the top right and tap “Settings.”

Select Account > Privacy.

You can now see the “Read receipts” option between the Status and Default message timer. Please disable it.

Method #2 – Forward

You can hear WhatsApp voice notes without the sender knowing by forwarding them.

Forward the voice message to the people you trust. Listen to it on their device or ask them to forward it to you and listen on your device.

Alternatively, you can follow these steps:

Create a group with only one contact of yours. Before doing this, I suggest you inform that person that you will remove them from the group once you have created the group.

Here are the steps if you’re on iPhone:

Open the WhatsApp app and hit the icon at the top right.

Select New Group and choose a contact you prefer.

Hit Next at the top right and provide the group subject now.

Providing the group icon is optional; configure the “Disappearing Messages” if you wish.

Hit the Create option at the top right.

That’s it.

Let’s see the steps to remove the group member:

Open the group you created and hit its name at the top.

Find the group member name you want to remove and hit it.

In the popup, beneath the Make Group Admin, you can see Remove from Group. Hit it.

In the confirmation popup, hit Remove.

That’s it. Now the group has only one member, and that’s you.

And to this group chat, forward the voice message and listen to it.

If you’re using Android, follow these steps:

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.

Hit the three vertical dots at the top right or the green icon at the bottom right of the Chats tab.

I use the latter way here. You can see the New group option now above “New contact.”

Hit it, and you can see the list of your WhatsApp contacts.

Choose the one you prefer and hit the Arrow icon you see at the bottom right.

You now need to provide the group name, and the icon for the group is optional. If you wish, you can configure the disappearing messages setting.

Hit the Tick icon, and that’s all.

To remove the group participant, you need to open the group chat and tap the group name at the top.

Please find the contact you want to remove and hit it.

You can see the Remove (contact name) option now. Select it.

Hit OK in the popup.

That’s it. Now the group has only one member, and that’s you.

And to this group chat, forward the voice message and hear it.

Method #3 – Airplane Mode

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app and enable airplane mode.

Now, open the chat and listen to the voice note.

Close the WhatsApp app and disable airplane mode.

If you’re using Android, the sender will get notified now. The sender will only get notified when you open WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Method #4 – File Manager (Android only)

Open the file manager on your Android device. I use the Files app.

Now, hit the “Internal storage” and open these folders: Android > media > com.whatsapp > WhatsApp > Media > WhatsApp Voice Notes.

Find the voice note you prefer, open it, and that’s it.

Method #5 – Export

Export the chat with your preferred voice message to yourself.

Download the ZIP file from your email if you’re using an iPhone and the former has the voice message. If you’re using Android, you can see the voice note in the email and download it.

Now play and listen to that WhatsApp voice note.

Here’s how you can export on iPhone:

Open the WhatsApp app. Hit the conversation and tap the name at the top.

Export Chat can be found by scrolling down. Tap on it.

Choose Attach Media.

The options and apps are now visible. Choose the email app of your choice. Here, I choose Gmail.

Please enter your email address.

If you wish, type the subject. Tap the Send icon.

That’s it.

Here’s how you can export on an Android phone:

Launch WhatsApp and tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner.

Choose Settings > Chats.

Select “Chat history,” then “Export chat.”

Choose the chat. You can now view two options – Without Media and Include Media. Choose the latter.

You can now view many apps. Choose the email app of your choice. I’ve chosen Gmail here.

Enter your email address in the “To:” field.

Change the subject as you want in the “Subject:” field. Tap “Send.”