WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in India with over 200 million users. Over the last couple of years, folks over at WhatsApp have implemented so many new features into its platform that drive the majority of user-attention. One such popular feature is WhatsApp status, which brings those short-lived one-liners, photos and videos to your Status tab and more importantly, these short updates are visible for no longer than 24 hours.
Once you post something as your WhatsApp status, it becomes visible for all those who have your contact added on their WhatsApp. Additionally, you can also keep an eye on your WhatsApp status' reach and see who all have viewed it. But when it comes to status a posted by your friends, they will come to know once you view their WhatsApp status.
But did you know WhatsApp allows users to secretly check others' WhatsApp status without them even knowing about it? There's a trick to it and we have decided to walk you through the procedure to hide your read-receipts when it comes to watching others' WhatsApp status. Once you turn off you read receipts, your friends won't be able to find out that you have seen his or her status.
But remember, disabling read receipts has two-way effect as it also ends up hiding names of those who view your WhatsApp status. Here's everything you need to know about turning off read receipts:
Step 1: Makes sure your WhatsApp is up-to-date. Open WhatsApp.
Step 2: Navigate yourself to Settings > Account.
Step 3: Now, tap the option called Privacy.
Step 4: Scroll down, uncheck the box Read receipts.
Now that you have disabled your read receipts, you can go back to the main window.
Step 5: Create and put out a WhatsApp status.
Step 6: Now, try to find out who all have viewed your status.
If you are unable to find out names of those who have viewed your WhatsApp status, you have successfully turned off your read receipts. Now, you can secretly view WhatsApp status of those in your contact without them knowing about it.