WhatsApp spy mode: What is it and how to activate it on your cell phone?

Sometimes we are assiduous followers of privacy, although to tell the truth, a little of it has been lost in today’s world of social networks and technology. so if you would like go unnoticed when you check your WhatsApp messagesat Hola Telcel we tell you how to achieve it with the ‘spy mode’.

It is not that we are talking about a functionality with which you can spy on other people. Rather, it is a way in which your activity on the instant messaging application would go unnoticed. If you don’t want to be present in a group chat, or you don’t need to be thrown in your face the last time you were connected, WhatsApp ‘spy mode’ it’s the solution.

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How to activate the ‘spy mode’ of WhatsApp?

So you can activate the spy mode in your WhatsApp application - Blog Hola Telcel

The first thing you have to take care of is that nobody knows the time you connected or disconnected. To do this, you need to make a small configuration that is available for both Android models and iPhone cell phones. The method is a little different between each one, but here we will explain step by step.

  • Open your application WhatsApp
  • On Android go to the ‘three dots’ at the top right. On iPhone go to the ‘gear icon’ which is located at the bottom right.
  • Both options will take you to the ‘settings’ of the app.
  • Look for the ‘account’ section and enter,
  • There, look for the ‘privacy’ option and click on it.
  • Find the ‘last time’ switch and turn it off.

Disabling this feature will result in your contacts not being able to see your last online time. That way nobody will know when was the last time you connected and entered to read your messages. It is important that you consider that just as no one will be able to know the last moment of your activity, you will not be able to see that of others either.

‘Spy mode’ on WhatsApp: read receipts

So you can activate the spy mode in your WhatsApp application - Blog Hola Telcel

Now it’s time to configure your application so that no one can know if you have already read a message or not. This will also prevent your contacts from knowing the exact time you read their messages. The steps are just as simple.

  • Open your application WhatsApp.
  • On Android go to the ‘3 dots’ at the top right. On iPhone go to the ‘gear icon’ which is located at the bottom right.
  • Both options will take you to the ‘settings’ of the app.
  • Find the ‘account’ section and log in.
  • There, look for the ‘privacy’ option and click on it.
  • Find the ‘read receipts’ switch and turn it off.

WhatsApp ‘spy mode’: read receipts in groups

Learn how you can activate the spy mode in WhatsApp.- Blog Hola Telcel
Learn how you can activate the spy mode in WhatsApp.- Blog Hola Telcel

One thing that doesn’t work when you disable ‘read receipts’ is the one for group chats. There the participants will still be able to see the time and day you read their messages. However, there is a trick that can help you get around this problem.

  • Go to your application WhatsApp.
  • Quit the app and clear all notifications and background apps
  • Activate the ‘airplane mode’ of your cell phone
  • Wait 10 seconds for ‘airplane mode’ to be fully activated.
  • Go back to your application WhatsApp and read the messages of the desired group. You can even play the audios.
  • Quit the app and make sure to clear it from the background.
  • Turn on ‘airplane mode’ again.

This way the app will not record the time you read the messages. So no one within the groups will be able to know for sure if you have entered the group chat or not.

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