How to Listen to WhatsApp Audios Without Appearing as Seen

There are several ways to listen to audio messages without the other user noticing. In this article, we will show you the best tricks to listen to WhatsApp voice memos incognito.

How to silently listen to a voice memo by forwarding it

The first method is very simple. All you have to do is send the audio to another chat conversation and play it there. The best way to do this is in a conversation with a trusted contact or in a chat you set up with yourself. Just press and hold the voice note and tap the forward button.

Select audio file to forwardSelect audio file to forward

Select the conversation you want to send the audio to.

Send audio file to another conversationSend audio file to another conversation

Listen to the voice memo there so the contact who sent it to you doesn’t see that you played it

How to silently listen to a voice memo in WhatsApp with Transcriber

Transcriber is a utility that can convert any WhatsApp audio to text. You can also use it to play the audio file anonymously.

After installing the application on your device, select the audio file and click the share button.

share voice memoshare voice memo

From the Android sharing menu, select Transcriber.

Open in TranscriberOpen in Transcriber

Click on Play voice message in incognito (Play voice message incognito).

Listen to the voice memo incognitoListen to the voice memo incognito

Play the audio at the desired speed.

Play voice memoPlay voice memo

When you’re done, close Transcriber and continue using WhatsApp.

Listen to voice memos anonymously with VLC

All WhatsApp voice memos are stored in internal storage. Therefore, all you have to do is install a compatible player to play them unseen. One such player is VLC, which supports a variety of audio and video formats.

Once installed, open the Browse section. Navigate to the following directory:

/Android/media/com.whatsapp/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Voice Notes/

There you will see several folders where the audios are stored. They are sorted by date.

Use Explorer in VLCUse Explorer in VLC

Click on the OPUS file to start playback.

Start audio playbackStart audio playback

How to Silently Listen to WhatsApp Audios Using File Explorer

Similar to the previous section, File Explorer is a great ally when it comes to playing WhatsApp audios. Go to the following path:

/Android/media/com.whatsapp/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Voice Notes/

There you will find the right OPUS file by checking the date in the file name.

Start audio playback in ExplorerStart audio playback in Explorer

Choose the player you want to use.

Select default playerSelect default player

Play the voice note without leaving the browser.

Play audio filePlay audio file

When you’re done, close the application and return to WhatsApp. Then, be careful not to tap the play audio button in the original conversation.

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