Almost all of us who use WhatsApp have ever "watched" the last connection time of someone to whom we have sent a message to see if they have already read it. Sometimes we need to know if that person has learned about our message or not and check this information can be "indicative".
The information provided by the "last time" and the fact that it can be hidden arouses all kinds of suspicions and obsessive surveillance behaviors. Questions like, will it have blocked me? Why do not you answer me? Will it have deleted me from the agenda? and others related to the privacy of the application are continuous in the comments left by our readers.
If for example we send a message to someone at 12:00 p.m. and ten minutes later we see that the last time he logged on was at 12:02 p.m., we can reasonably suspect that he read it. To all this we must add the possibility of hiding the reading notification with the double blue check that Android has and the privacy settings that each user can choose, which becomes difficult to know for sure if someone has read our message or not . We will see how we can confuse our contacts by reading messages without altering our last connection.
There is a way to mislead the one who watches over us. We can read and even write messages without showing when is the last real hour in which we connect and without hiding it. I mean, we can ...
Use Whatsapp without modifying the last connection
It is a measure that we can use, for example, if we are subject to surveillance by one of our contacts. It will allow us to read your messages and use the application without altering or hiding the last connection time. It works if we are users of an Android or Windows phone , but not if it is iPhone .
How do we get it?
- We must disable the reading notification found in the section 'Settings> Account> Privacy' (Android). This will prevent the blue marks from appearing to our contacts after reading the messages, although we should know that they will also be hidden from us.
If we do not, we may offer confusing information , such as the one we showed in the image at the beginning. Our contact sees that we have read the message by the blue color of the brands but apparently our last connection is before the shipment.
- Now we can open WhatsApp, read all the messages that have reached us so far and even write new messages responding to conversations, even if we do not have an Internet connection.
- At the end, we must close WhatsApp, delete the application also in the background and then recover the connections by deactivating the airplane mode.
- Our messages will come out as soon as we retrieve the connection even if we have the application closed, but the "last time" time will not be modified .
There are even applications, such as Whatsapp Ghost or Shh for Android, which perform these tasks automatically whenever we are going to use WhatsApp, allowing an "almost normal" use of it but ensuring that the data of our last connection remains unchanged.