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How to see someone's WhatsApp status without them knowing

2021-07-31T10:46:23.662Z

There are some tricks to spy on a contact and leave no trace in the messaging application. 07/31/2021 7:00 Clarín.com Technology Updated 07/31/2021 7:00 AM The convergence of Facebook services caused WhatsApp statuses , which arrived in 2016, to resemble Instagram Stories . And although this messenger function is not as popular as the social network, they are often used by many contacts to share images, videos or simply text.  As with Instagram, those users who posted a status often



07/31/2021 7:00

  • Clarín.com

  • Technology

Updated 07/31/2021 7:00 AM

The convergence of

Facebook

services

caused

WhatsApp

statuses

, which arrived in 2016, to resemble

Instagram

Stories

.

And although this messenger function is not as popular as the social network, they are often used by many contacts to share images, videos or simply text. 

As with Instagram, those users who posted a status often see who engaged with the content.

For those curious who do not want to leave traces,

WhatsApp allows you to see the status of someone without them knowing it

 just by doing a couple of tricks. 

Method 1

The popular trick so that notifications of having read a message are not recorded, the famous blue double tick, is also

an effective method to see the statuses without leaving a trace 

if you have a little patience.

First you have to enter the "Settings" option of WhatsApp through the upper right icon of the three vertical dots.

How to see WhatsApp statuses without leaving traces.

Then, in the "Account" section, you must click "Privacy".

Among the options on the list is the ability to

disable "Read Receipts"

.

This method is useful for several things, since by doing it no one will know when a received message was read, or when you saw the status of a contact.

Of course, we must bear in mind that in the same way that they will not be able to see if it was read,

you will not see if a contact did the same with yours

.

In the same way as with messages, the user must deactivate the read confirmation to see the statuses.

The problem with this method to see the statuses without being discovered is that as soon as the option is activated again, WhatsApp will send the notifications of "seen" that it had pending, therefore the contact will know who saw their activity,

unless postpone everything more than a day

.

As a general rule, a WhatsApp status

disappears within 24 hours

of being published.

If you wait that long, and the next day you activate the "Read Confirmation" function again when the status of your contact has disappeared, the other will never know that their status was displayed.

Method 2 

Among the icons that are available on the cell phone, you should look for one in particular shaped like a folder called

"My Files" or "File Explorer".

The option to view hidden files on Android phones.

Another option is to download a file manager or explorer from the Google Play Store.

From there you have to enter "Memory or Internal Phone Storage" and then look for the WhatsApp folder from among those that appear.

If you can't find it, you can try it in the "Media" folder.

When you are inside the WhatsApp folder, which is in the memory of your cell phone, several folders will appear: Images, voice notes, documents, among others. 

The one you are looking for is not in plain sight because it is hidden.

Therefore, you should look for the icon with the three drop-down points in the upper right corner to display the options menu.

When you enter "Settings" you will find and activate the option "Show hidden files".

Once this is completed, go back to the WhatsApp folders and you will see several new ones, including

.Statuses

.

As if by magic, within this folder all the photos, images or videos that your WhatsApp contacts have in their status will appear. 

In addition, it is available only for Android devices

, it must be borne in mind that this method only works for states that are photos or videos, not text.

It also does not refer to which contact the content belongs to, so you have to guess.

SL

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Source: clarin

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