WhatsApp privacy: How to secretly & anonymously view anyone’s status update?

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WhatsApp is one of the most popular social media apps at the current time. So, there are a lot of questions related to it on the web. One such question is that if you can view the status of one of your contacts in such a way that they don’t get notified.

Yes, if you want to check on someone’s status discreetly, it can be done by following a few simple steps.

1st Alternative

This method relies on you using a file manager to check someone’s status update secretly. We are going to need a file explorer that lets us access hidden files (ES File Explorer is a good option). Once you are able to turn on the option to see hidden files with the help of the file explorer. Now, you head over to WhatsApp folder present in the file manager. You will find a .status folder where you can see the WhatsApp status put by your contact without them getting any notification.

However, this method doesn’t work in real-time.

2nd Alternative

This method is simple but is a double-edged sword, i.e., you won’t get a notification if someone sees your status. So, if you want to do this, head over to WhatsApp privacy settings and turn off the “Read Receipts” option.

To use any of this option in a better way, you need to have “Xposed Framework” present on your phone.

Once you have Xposed Framework installed, add its WhatsApp extension and reboot your phone. Now, activate this extension and click on the “turn off read receipts” option.  

Now, you can see the WhatsApp status of your friends without letting them know while you will still get notified if someone sees your status update.

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