How to Listen to WhatsApp Voice Message Without Sender Knowing

Written by Thirumalraj

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 iPhone X and Google Pixel 4a (Android 12). Let’s start.

Listen to WhatsApp Voice Message Without Sender Knowing

Method #1

Disable read receipts on WhatsApp.

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

Here are the steps to do this:

  1. Go to WhatsApp settings.
  2. Hit Account > Privacy.
  3. Turn off Read Receipts, and that’s it.

Method #2

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.

Once the group is created, remove that contact from the group.

You’re the only group member now, and to this group chat, forward the voice message and listen to it.

Method #3

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 (Android only)

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

Make the file manager show the hidden files. To do that, hit the three horizontal lines at the top left and select Settings. Enable Show hidden files.

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

Please open a chat with your preferred voice message, and export it with media 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.

That’s all.

Thanks for reading.

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