What keeps you from checking out a WhatsApp message as soon your phone chimes? Let me guess, it would be the read receipts. Ever since WhatsApp rolled out the feature of the ‘Blue ticks’ or ‘Read Receipts’, it’s hard reading messages without going online and notifying the sender.
Yes, there are ways to disable these dreaded Blue ticks, but that’s essentially a barter system — if you can’t let others see, you can’t see the Blue ticks either.
But we are talking Android here and more often than not, it has its nifty share of apps which comes packed with smart workarounds. And just a heads up guys, it’s not the same old trick of disabling the data connection or going offline. We are covering a totally new trick over here to read WhatsApp messages without going online.
The app of the hour is Unseen – No Last Seen which, as you might have guessed, lets you read WhatsApp message without being ‘Seen’.
Now that we have established what the app does, let’s see how it works.
The Unseen App uses a smart workaround to avoid the WhatsApp read receipts. Not only WhatsApp, it even works amazingly on the Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and Viber.
It intercepts the WhatsApp messages as soon as it reaches your device. And alongside showing them in WhatsApp, it also showcases them in the Unseen app. So, without opening WhatsApp you can view all the messages from Unseen itself.
In a nutshell, you can visualize this app as an Incognito mode for WhatsApp.
Along with the incoming messages, Unseen also lets you view the incoming videos or pictures seamlessly. All you need to do is open the respective chats and tap on the media icon on the upper right corner and that’s it.
The upper hand that Unseen has over the built-in WhatsApp feature is that it lets you see the read receipts of your contacts without letting them see yours.
The app is free to use from the Play Store, however, if you wish to upgrade to the ad-free version it’ll set you back by just Rs. 69.99 ($1.1).
Setting up the UnSeen app is pretty simple. All you have to do is give the Android accessibility permission and chose the app names from the settings. That’s it!
Now all you need to do is wait for the next message to slip into the stealth mode.
Other than the messaging option, Unseen also lets you have a handy floating balloon for easy access. To enable this, head over to the Settings and toggle the Dashdow settings switch.
Every app comes with its share of pros and cons and the Unseen app is no different. Though it does an awesome job of reading the Whatsapp Message without being ‘seen’, at the same time it would have access to all your Gallery files. So, if you are fine with this option than trust me, it’s a great way to actually read the WhatsApp message without anybody knowing about it.
So, would you use this app? We look forward to your thoughts in this.