How to Read WhatsApp Messages without Blue Tick

You can read WhatsApp messages without the sender knowing using the two methods below.

Both work for individual and group chats, and let’s view what they are.

Note: I use Windows 11 PC, iPhone X, and Google Pixel 4a (Android 12).

Read WhatsApp Messages without Opening or Sender Knowing

Android Phone

If you’re using an Android device, follow any of these methods:

Method #1

Here’s how you can place a WhatsApp widget on the home screen:

Long press the home screen and choose “Widgets.” Scroll down to the bottom, and you will see “WhatsApp.” Hit it.

Long press the “WhatsApp 4 x 2” widget and drop it on the home screen.

That’s all. Resize it if you wish.

From now on, when you receive a WhatsApp message, you can view it in the widget.

Read: How to Mention Someone on WhatsApp

Method #2

Unlock your Android device if it is locked. Swipe down once, and you’ll see a WhatsApp message in the notification.

Read: How to Change Theme on WhatsApp


If you’re using an iPhone, follow any of the methods below.

Method #1

Here are the steps:

  1. Close the WhatsApp app if it is open and turn on airplane mode.
  2. Read WhatsApp messages.
  3. Close WhatsApp and turn off airplane mode.

Method #2

You can read WhatsApp messages without opening WhatsApp app using this method.

Open “Notification Center.” You can read WhatsApp messages here.

Read: How to Send WhatsApp Messages without Adding Contact

WhatsApp Web

If you’re using WhatsApp Web, follow any of the below methods.

You can view the last message of the conversation on WhatsApp Web’s left sidebar.

Here’s an alternate method to view a message without blue ticks:

Open WhatsApp Web and turn off your PC’s internet connection.

Please open chat, read messages and close WhatsApp Web.

That’s all.

Why Disabling Read Receipts Feature Isn’t a Perfect Solution?

Read receipts (also known as “blue tick” or “blue ticks”), a feature enabled on WhatsApp by default, lets the sender know whether the recipient has read their message.

You can complete the above task by turning off read receipts. But it isn’t a satisfactory solution and here’s why:

  • If you disable this feature, the sender won’t know that you have read their message. But the same is the case for you when you send a message to someone.
  • This one won’t stop the read receipts sent for group chats.
  • There’s no way to do this for an individual chat.

All this makes “disabling” it a non-perfect solution.

That’s all.

I hope this guide, “How to Read WhatsApp Messages without Blue Tick,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.