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How to View WhatsApp Status Without Being Seen

Written by Thirumalraj

You can see the statuses by navigating to the Status tab in the app, and on the Web and Desktop app, you can see them by clicking on the Status icon on the left sidebar top. Hit the status you prefer from here.

When you see someone’s status, they know you’ve seen it.

But you can view it without them knowing, and in this post, you’ll see how to do that.

I use the app (Android and iPhone) and Windows 11 PC. Let’s start.

View Status on WhatsApp Without Them Knowing

Method #1

Disable read receipts on WhatsApp.

You can view the WhatsApp status without the contact knowing it if you do that. Note that you, too, can’t know who viewed your WhatsApp status.

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 (Android only)

Here’s another method to see the WhatsApp status secretly. But remember that this method is not for the text status.

Here are the steps:

Open the WhatsApp app and navigate to the Status tab. Close the app entirely now.

Open the file manager app on your 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 > .Statuses.

You can now see the statuses and open the one you like.

That’s all.

Method #3 (WhatsApp Web only)

Remember that this method is for text status only.

Here are the steps:

Open WhatsApp Web in your browser’s private browsing mode.

Hit the Status icon on the left sidebar top.

Turn off your internet connection on your PC.

View the text status you prefer.

Close the private browsing mode window and connect your PC to the internet.

That’s it.

Thanks for reading.

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