How to Read and Reply to WhatsApp Messages without Appearing Online

In this post, you’ll see the different methods to read and reply to WhatsApp messages without appearing online.

Let’s see how. I use an iPhone X and Google Pixel 4a (Android 12).

Read and Reply to WhatsApp Messages Without Appearing Online

Method #1

You can reply using the notification, and here’s how on Android:

If your device is unlocked, follow these steps:

Slide down, and you will see a notification regarding the WhatsApp message.

Hit the Reply option, type your response, and send it.

If your phone is locked, follow these steps:

You will see a down arrow in the notification regarding the WhatsApp message you received on the lock screen. Hit it.

Tap the Reply option and unlock your device. Please type in your response and send it.

If you’re using an iPhone, follow these steps:

Long press the notification regarding the WhatsApp message and type your reply. Hit the Send option to send it.

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Method #2 (Android only)

Enable airplane mode on your device and open the WhatsApp messenger app.

Open the chat and read the message. Type your reply and hit the Send icon.

Close WhatsApp and disable airplane mode on your device.

That’s all.

Method #3

You need to turn off the last seen on WhatsApp. If you wish, you can also turn off the read receipts.

Remember that when you turn them off, you also can’t see anyone’s read receipts and last seen.

Here’s our guide to turning off last seen. Here’s how to disable read receipts:

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

Method #4 (iPhone only)

Ask Siri to read unread WhatsApp messages. It’ll read the message for you and ask you if you want to reply.

Say “Yes,” provide your reply and send it.

That’s all.

I hope this guide, “How to Read and Reply to WhatsApp Messages without Appearing Online,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.

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