How to Read Facebook Messages Without Being Seen As Read


read facebook messages without being seen

There are many reasons why you might not want someone to see that you’ve read their messages? Maybe you just don’t want to go out one evening, but someone is really keen on getting you out. Maybe someone is sending you a very personal message that you want to read, but don’t want to have to answer just yet. It could be rude to just ignore it, right? Maybe it’s a group chat that you’re interested in following but don’t want to commit being involved in. So, if you want to learn how to read messages without the other person seeing that you’ve read it, then read this article now to find out the best tricks in the book, from simple to genius.


First of all, it’s always important to consider that the other person knows you’ve seen that the message is there, whether you’ve read it or not yet, you have about one day of leaving it unread before it becomes obvious that it’s being ignored. So don’t go thinking that you can can get around ignoring someone without their knowledge – people are more wise that you might think…


Assuming you just don’t want them to know yet, you can use these tricks to give yourself time to consider the right response while not making it obvious that you’ve seen it or that you’re ignoring it. Sometimes a little time to reflect can make all the difference in a message.


How to Read a Facebook Message Without Someone Knowing

The best trick to do this is to open the Messenger app, then turn on ‘Flight Mode’ on your mobile. This will disconnect you from the internet, but it’ll still allow you to read the person’s messages. You’ll have to open the messenger app to load the conversations. Next, disconnect from mobile data and WiFi (turn on Flight Mode) and open the message. The other person won’t be notified that you’ve seen the message and you can read it in its entirety.

You can turn on the Flight Mode a.k.a the Airplane Mode to read a Facebook message without it being seen as read
You can turn on the Flight Mode a.k.a the Airplane Mode to read a Facebook message without it being seen as read

But be warned, Facebook isn’t dumb. As soon as you reconnect to the internet and open the app again, the person will be informed that you’ve read the message. So, this method only really works if you’re willing to not reconnect to the internet for any reason (such as, before going to sleep). Even if you try and mark the conversation as unread, this won’t change the fact that the other person can see that you’ve read the message. In short, there isn’t much room for you to hide.


That being said, this method is great if you’re just looking for a short time to consider a reply. But it isn’t so good for long term consideration. For that, you’ll be better off trying out our next method…


Notification Screen  

The other option is to read the messages on your notification screen
The other option is to read the messages on your notification screen

The second method is a little easier – simply check your notification screen. If the person’s message isn’t too long then you’ll be able to read the whole thing. This is an obvious method, but if you’re reading this article then you clearly didn’t use it, so there you go.


One more simple but effective way is to use Facebook on your desktop. This classic way to read messages without them being seen has been used since the early days. Simply open Facebook in the browser and the message will appear, but unless you click on the text box to reply, the other person won’t actually know that you’ve read it. This is a flawless way to read people’s messages and while you will only be able to read what fits in the message box, this is actually quite a lot of text so it’s likely you’ll be able to read the whole thing.


Wrapping it up

Using these three methods, you can be sure to read Facebook messages without being seen. Use them wisely, and remember, the other person will eventually know if you’re ignoring them, so try not to leave it too long before replying.

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One thought on “How to Read Facebook Messages Without Being Seen As Read

  1. Here’s a great and easy way to read facebook messages anonymously. It’s called NoSeen for Facebook available on Google Play for free: NoSeen for Facebook

    It also has a lot more cool features
    ☆ View and Read Messages Anonymously without being seen
    ☆ View and Download Stories Anonymously
    ☆ View Stories that are hidden by your friends
    ☆ Dark Themed Facebook Experience with Color Scheming Customizations
    ☆ Send and Reply to Messages with Stickers
    ☆ Multiple Accounts Support with Easy Switching
    ☆ Prevent Accidental Likes/Clicks
    ☆ Beautiful and Intuitive UI
    ☆ Block Facebook Ads and Sponsored Posts

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