WhatsApp is a highly popular app that is used by more than one billion people every month. The secret behind WhatsApp’s success is the fact that the developers who are in charge of the app are always improving it and they do this through a constant stream of updates. Therefore, WhatsApp users have access to a plethora of features. What’s funny is that the chatting app offers so many cool features that most WhatsApp users don’t even know about them all. With that said, today we are going to present an awesome WhatsApp trick that makes it possible for users to check their new messages without going online.
How to Read Messages Incognito
One of the most useful features and annoying at the same time that WhatsApp’s developers have introduced is the “last see online” status. This feature makes it easy for people to see if their friends are online. On the downside of things, this makes it impossible for users to check their new messages without going online.
Fortunately, there is a trick that lets users see new messages while incognito. The trick for checking messages on WhatsApp without going online is to use the WhatsApp widget on Android. All new messages are shown in the widget.
- Long-tap on any empty space on your Android smartphone’s home screen and tap on Widgets;
- Tap and hold on the WhatsApp widget which has a message written inside and drag it on the home screen;
- All new messages are going to be shown in the widget, thus WhatsApp will be able to read them without changing their “last seen online” status;
- Don’t forget that the widget can be removed from the home screen at any time. The widget doesn’t need to be placed on the home screen for this trick to be possible.
Shawn Cooper is a tech journalist who graduated from St. John’s University and specializes in writing everything from the IT industry, scientific research, robotics, and the digital world. Cooper is also the lead editor for Tech News Watch. In his spare time, when he is not playing computer games, you will see him writing reviews on different tech products or games. Shawn also likes to spend countless hours on social media to hunt the latest news from the biggest technology companies, so that his reports are as fresh as possible.