Read WhatsApp texts without triggering blue ticks
Most active WhatsApp users are trying to avoid Read Receipts and have come up with ways to avoid that feature, some use the Airplane Mode method, while some use modded WhatsApp apps.
But those methods aren’t great, because you can also turn off read receipts entirely, but then you won’t get to see them from other users, which is frustrating. Also, WhatsApp modded apps users are slowly then banned from using WhatsApp.
Did you know that most new iPhone models come with a little-known feature called 3D Touch? The screen has an extra layer of touch sensitivity in it, so by pressing hard on the display, you can bring up new options.
If you tap once on a WhatsApp chat, you’ll be taken straight into the messages. But if you press hard and hold on the WhatsApp chat, you’ll get a full-screen preview of what’s inside.
This lets you read around a dozen of the latest messages sent in this chat without triggering the WhatsApp blue ticks. But be careful if you press too hard, you’ll be taken straight into the full chat window, and the blue ticks will appear for the sender.
Once you’re done, simply let go and you’ll be taken back to the main chat window. Sadly this only works on specific iPhone models.
The following iPhone models support 3D Touch: iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max