How to read WhatsApp messages without opening the app on an android phone and iPhone without knowing the sender of the message.
When a WhatsApp message comes in it will usually appear a notification in the form of an icon or popup depending on our notification settings. to be able to read incoming WhatsApp messages without opening the application we can turn on the popup feature, this way a snippet of the message will appear on the screen even though the WA application is not open.
This feature is quite useful for quickly reading incoming short messages, especially if we are busy and have not had time to reply to them. But unfortunately, the popup only displays a small window, it will feel very uncomfortable to read a long message.
Luckily there are other ways to read WhatsApp messages without opening an app that can display long messages in full. On this occasion, I will share how.
How to read WhatsApp messages without opening the app
1. Go to the home page
The first step goes first to the home page of your Samsung smartphone.
2. Tap+hold on an empty area at home
On the home page, tap on an empty area and hold it until the menu appears.
3. Add a new page
Swipe right, there will be a button to add a new page. Tap once to add a new page.
4. Tap+hold on a blank area of a new page
Go to the new page, then tap on an empty area and hold it until the menu appears.
5. Select Widgets
Notice in the bottom menu, there is a button called Widgets, tap once the button.
6. Find the WhatsApp Widget
We’re going into the Widgets menu, there’s a lot of Widgets we can use. Find a Widget called WhatsApp and tap once. This widget will serve to read WhatsApp messages without opening the app.
7. Put the Widget to home
There are several widget size options, I recommend to choose the size 4×2. Then install the Widget to the empty home page that we have created, how to tap and hold until the Widget is installed.
8. Resize it to full
Once the Widget is installed on the home page, resize it to full, the way it is by dragging the points on the sides until it pegged to the screen.
9. Done, every incoming message will be instantly visible in the Widget without having to open the app
Once the Widget is installed all incoming WhatsApp messages will be visible there. The advantage of using this Widget is that we can read the message in full and not truncated as in the popup message.
By using Widget we can also read messages from WhatsApp groups without the sender knowing because we can read without having to open them. It’s very useful, isn’t it!
This trick can be used in almost all hp brands, especially those who already use the latest Android OS that supports the widget feature. You can use it on Samsung, Xiaomi, Asus, Oppo, Vivo, Realme, Huawei, Mito, Evercross, and Nokia phones.
Read WhatsApp messages via pop up notifications
For smartphone users who do not have a Widget feature, there is still another alternative to be able to read WhatsApp chat without having to open it, by enabling popup notifications.
The message that appears is not full like using widgets, but we can still read the whole message without having to open the WhatsApp application.
To enable WhatsApp popup messages:
- Open WhatsApp app
- Press the three-point button (⋮)
- Select Settings
- Select Notifications
- Press Notification Popup
- Choose Always show popup
Once popup notifications are turned on, each time a message arrives, a preview window will appear from that message. We can read it from there. A popup window can contain only one message, unlike widgets that are lists and all messages are visible.
that’s how to read WhatsApp messages without opening the app on android phones and iPhones without knowing the sender of the message. Hope it helps!