The trouble with read messages on WhatsApp is that they are immediately marked with tiny blue ticks that let the sender know that they’ve been seen.
To avoid any accusations of a snub, there’s a sneaky trick to avoid this so that WhatsApp users can read their messages when they’re good and ready with no fear of a social backlash.
All users need to do when they want to secretly read a WhatsApp message is to avoid opening it straight away and instead turn on Airplane Mode in their smartphone settings.
Once this is turned on, they can head back to WhatsApp and read the message without the little blue ticks appearing.
After the message has been read, the WhatsApp should be closed fully and the Airplane Mode turned back off in the settings, leaving the sender blissfully unaware that their message has been read.