How to view a WhatsApp status without being seen

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WhatsApp has introduced a lot of cool features, one of which is the status posting.

Whenever you view someone's WhatsApp status, it shows who viewed it to the user who posted it.

How to secretly view a WhatsApp status

In this article, we show you how to secretly view a WhatsApp status without anyone knowing.

First method to view a WhatsApp status without being seen

You can secretly view a WhatsApp status with the WhatsApp Privacy settings.



  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap the three-dot icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Go up Settings from the drop-down menu and go up Account> Privacy.
  • Tap the option and disable it.
  • This will allow you to secretly view the WhatsApp status of your contacts and your name will never appear in the contact display list.

NB: There is a disadvantage of this method. Once you disable this setting, you won't even see who has seen your status. This setting will also hide the read receipt (blue tick) in normal messages.

Second Android method to view a WhatsApp status without being seen

This method requires that you have a File Manager application installed on your smartphone, specifically a File Manager which has the ability to view hidden files.

  • Open the File Manager app and locate the WhatsApp folder in your device memory.
  • Go to the subfolder named Media.
  • Tap the three-dot icon and go to Settings.
  • Here you need to enable the Show Hidden Files option.
  • Once done, you will see a new folder named “.Statuses” inside the Media folder. Here you will find all the preloaded or WhatsApp statuses that you have already seen.

Third method to view a WhatsApp status without being seen

  • All you have to do is open the WhatsApp app and go to the Status tab.
  • Once you're there, you need to pull down the notification bar and hit the airplane mode icon. It will disconnect you from the internet.
  • Tap the status you want to view.
  • When done, close WhatsApp and clear all tabs.
  • This way, you will be able to secretly view a WhatsApp status without anyone knowing.
  • Once done remember to turn off airplane mode.
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