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

How to listen to an audio file without the sender knowing: forwarding it

The first method is very simple. All you have to do is send the audio to another conversation and play it there. It is advisable to do this in a conversation with a trusted contact or in a chat that you have set up with yourself. Just long-press on the voice message and tap on the forward button.

Select an audio to forwardSelect an audio to forward

Select the conversation you want to send the audio to.

Send the audio to another conversationSend the audio to another conversation

Listen to the voice note there, preventing the contact who sent it to you from seeing that you have played it.

How to listen incognito to audio in WhatsApp with Transcriber

Transcriber is a tool that can convert any WhatsApp audio to text. However, it also lets you play it anonymously.

After installing this application on your device, select the audio and use the share button.

Share a voice noteShare a voice note

From the Android sharing menu, choose Transcriber.

Open in TranscriberOpen in Transcriber

Tap on Play voice message in incognito.

Listen to the voice note in incognito modeListen to the voice note in incognito mode

Play the audio at the speed you prefer.

Play the voice notePlay the voice note

When you are done, close Transcriber and continue using WhatsApp.

Listen to voice messages anonymously with VLC

All WhatsApp voice notes are stored in the internal memory. Therefore, it is enough to install a compatible player to play them without the sender knowing it. One of them is VLC, which supports a multitude of audio and video formats.

After installation, open the Browse section. Browse to the next directory:

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

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

Use the VLC explorerUse the VLC explorer

Tap on the OPUS file to start playback.

Start playing the audioStart playing the audio

How to listen to any WhatsApp audio without the sender knowing: by using file explorer

Similar to what we suggested in the previous section, the file explorer is a great tool when it comes to playing WhatsApp audios. Go to the following route:

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

There, locate the correct OPUS file by looking at the date in the file name.

Start playing the audio in the explorerStart playing the audio in the explorer

Choose the player you want to use.

Choose the default playerChoose the default player

Play the voice note without leaving the browser.

Audio playbackAudio playback

When finished, close the application and return to WhatsApp. Then, try not to tap on the audio play button in the original conversation.