WhatsApp with 1.5 billion users per month is undoubtedly the most popular messaging app on the planet. Chances are, you must be one among the 1.5 billion, so it is definitely worth knowing some tricks about it.
WhatsApp stole stories feature from Snapchat in 2017 and renamed it as ‘WhatsApp status’ which is a little awkward. Most users are happy about the Status feature because now they can share their status with loved ones. This is the most wanted feature and we finally got it.
No worries. We will somehow find ways to resolve your issues (view friend’s WhatsApp status secretly).
WhatsApp has an inbuilt option called “read receipts” which if turned off, your friends will not be able to know whether you have seen their status or not.
- Open WhatsApp
- Click on the three dot icon appearing on the top right corner.
- Select ‘settings‘
- Tap on ‘Account‘
- Select ‘Privacy‘.
- You will find “Read receipts” option at the bottom of the screen. Uncheck it.
If you turn “read receipts” off, you will not be able to see who viewed your status.
So, disable “read receipts” option, view the WhatsApp status you wanna see, and then re-enable “read receipts” option. Now you can see who viewed your statuses.
This is the most reliable and non-recommended method. This method will involve a third party application which is an illegal version of WhatsApp called GBWhatsApp.
You can use this as your main WhatsApp also. This app comes with additional features like inbuilt Status download, message schedulers, and custom skins etc.
- Download the latest GB WhatsApp from this link.
- Go to Status section.
- Click on the three dot icon which is present on the top right section of the screen.
- Select “view Statuses as list” option.
- There you’ll find all your contacts’ latest Statuses. Click on the image/video to view it.
- Viewing a friend’s status via this method will not let him know.
- A button labeled “Download” will appear below status which if clicked will start downloading the status.
Via the above-mentioned methods, you can view a friend’s status without letting him know.
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