WhatsApp is a hugely popular messaging app with over 1.5 billion active users. It's used by people worldwide for everything from staying in touch with friends and family to business communications. One of the features of WhatsApp is the ability to share your 'status' with your contacts. It can be anything from a text message to a photo or video.
Many people don't know that it's possible to see someone's WhatsApp status without them knowing you've seen it! In this blog post, we'll tell you how it works.
One of the main concerns people have about WhatsApp is the privacy of their Status updates. By default, your WhatsApp Status is available for all your contacts to see. It means that anyone with your phone number in their contact list can see what you're up to, even if they're not on your WhatsApp contact list.
When someone visits your WhatsApp's Status tab and taps on the status update, you will know that they have seen your status. If you're concerned about your privacy, you can change your WhatsApp Status privacy settings. To do this, go to the 'Privacy' section in the 'Settings' menu. Here, you can choose to make your WhatsApp Status available to only your contacts or completely private so that only you can see it.
However, if you are a parent, you might want to keep an eye on your child's WhatsApp Status. As mentioned above, the default WhatsApp status setting is visible to all your contacts. It means that if you have your child's phone number in your contact list, you will be able to see their WhatsApp Status updates. But if your child sets their WhatsApp Status privacy to 'Only Me', you will not be able to see their status.
If you're concerned about your child's online safety, there are ways to monitor their WhatsApp activity, even if their WhatsApp Status is set to 'Only Me'. We'll talk more about this later in the article.
Part 2: How to See WhatsApp Status Without Being Seen
Some people prefer to keep their WhatsApp statuses private, but if you're curious about what someone has been up to, there is a way to see their status without them knowing. We will show you several ways how to do this;
1Disable the Read Receipts Feature
The first way to do this is to disable the read receipts feature in WhatsApp. By doing this, the person you are messaging will not be able to see when you have read their message. To do this, open WhatsApp and go to Settings > Account > Privacy. You can toggle the 'Read Receipts' option to off. This method works for both Android and iOS devices.
Now, when you view someone's status, they will not receive a notification that you have seen it. However, this method has a couple of drawbacks. Firstly, if you have read receipts disabled, the person you are messaging will also not be able to see when you have read their messages.
Secondly, this method only works if the person you are messaging has their read receipts turned on. If they have them turned off, you will still be able to see when they have read your messages, but they won't be able to see when you've read theirs.
View People's Status Offline
2View People's Status Offline
Another way to view someone's WhatsApp status without them knowing is to do it when you are offline. You must have the person's phone number in your contacts list. When you update their status online, quickly turn off your internet connection before opening WhatsApp. Now, you will cache their updated status on your phone, and you will be able to view it without them knowing.
You can turn your phone into airplane mode or turn off your WiFi connection and mobile data connection. Once you have viewed the status, remember to turn your internet connection back on so you can continue to use WhatsApp. This method works for both Android and iOS devices. However, you should note that this only works if the person you are trying to view has their last seen status turned on.
3With WhatsApp Status Viewer Apps
Using a third-party app, you can view someone's WhatsApp status online without them knowing it. There are several apps available that allow you to do this. However, we would only recommend using a reputable app with good reviews, such as the AirDroid Parental Control.
It is an app that allows you to view and manage WhatsApp on your child's phone remotely. It also has several other features, such as seeing who your child is talking to, reading their messages, and viewing their call history.
To use AirDroid Parental Control, you must download and install the app on your phone. Once you do this, you must sign up for an account and log in. After you have logged in, you can install the AirDroid Kids Monitoring app on your child's phone and bind the two devices together.
Once you have done this, you can view their WhatsApp statuses from your AirDroid account. You can also use the app's other features to monitor their activity on WhatsApp and ensure they are not talking to anyone they should not be.
4Via Statuses Folder on WhatsApp
The statuses folder is where all the statuses shared on WhatsApp are stored. The trick is only for Android users. Open any file manager and navigate to the folder Internal Storage/WhatsApp/Media/.Statuses or Android > media > com.whatsapp > WhatsApp > Media > .Stauses. Here, you will secretly see all of the statuses your contacts share.
However, there is a downside to this method. The Statuses folder only stores statuses for 24 hours before they are deleted. If you want to view someone's status, you must do it within 24 hours of them sharing it. After this time, the status will no longer be visible in the folder.
This method only works if the person you are trying to view has their WhatsApp account linked to their phone. If they do not, you will not be able to see their statuses in the folder.
5Using WhatsApp Web To View Statuses
The final way to view someone's WhatsApp status without them knowing is by using WhatsApp Web. This feature allows you to use WhatsApp from your computer or laptop. To do this, you need to open the WhatsApp web page and scan the QR code with your phone. Once you have done this, their statuses will be visible on your computer screen.
However, this method has a couple of things to keep in mind. Firstly, the person you are trying to view must have their WhatsApp account linked to their phone. Secondly, they will be able to see that you are online as well as the last time you were active.
It means that if you are trying to view someone's status without them knowing, it is likely that they will find out. For this reason, we would only recommend using this method if you are sure that the person you are trying to view will not mind that you have seen their status.
There are several ways to view someone's WhatsApp status without them knowing. However, we would only recommend using these methods if you are sure the person you are trying to view will not mind.
If you are not sure, then it is best to ask them before you try to view their status. AirDroid Parental Control is the best comprehensive parental control app that also lets you remotely view and manage WhatsApp on your child's phone. It also has several other features that make it an excellent choice for parents who want to monitor their children's activity on WhatsApp.
Do you know other ways to view someone's WhatsApp status without them? Let us know in the comments below!
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