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How to read Whatsapp messages without blue ticks

Ever tried to avoid someone on WhatsApp, but want to read what they've sent you? Those blue ticks make that hard to do, but now there's a simple way to read their message without giving the game away.

WhatsApp introduced its blue tick feature in November 2014, alerting users to when their message had been read by the recipient via its "grey ticks = received, blue ticks = read" system.

Once you receive the message, don't open it, and dismiss any notifications on your home screen.

Open up Airplane mode, which blocks Wi-Fi and mobile data, and prevents any new messages from arriving

Open WhatsApp to read the message in full

Fully close the app and then deactivate Airplane mode. Despite having read the message, the blue ticks won't be displayed.

Facebook purchased WhatsApp in February for $19 billion. At the time the company published a blog post detailing the company's continued commitment to privacy, declaring "If partnering with Facebook meant that we had to change our values, we wouldn’t have done it".

"Our principles will not change. Everything that has made WhatsApp the leader in personal messaging will still be in place. Speculation to the contrary isn’t just baseless and unfounded, it’s irresponsible. It has the effect of scaring people into thinking we’re suddenly collecting all kinds of new data. That’s just not true, and it’s important to us that you know that."