How to Hide WhatsApp Message Preview on iPhone

With the increasing use of WhatsApp, the free instant messaging app, people have stopped communicating via SMS, which is now nearly defunct.

Apart from sharing jokes, crazy pictures, and funny audio/video content, WhatsApp users are also using this app to communicate serious & private matters. And when it comes to privacy, one has to protect it at any cost.

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Whenever a WhatsApp message pops up, the preview shows some content of the message in notifications. While you are with your friends, relatives or colleagues, you would never like to disclose any personal content.

To avoid this situation, either you have to go away from the group or follow the below mentioned simple steps.

How to Turn Off WhatsApp Message Preview on iPhone

Step #1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on Settings of WhatsApp.

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Tap WhatsApp Settings

Step #3. Tap on Notifications.

Tap on WhatsApp Notifications on iPhone

Step #4. Toggle Show Preview off.

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How to Turn Off WhatsApp Message Preview on iPhone

The above four simple steps will turn off the preview of WhatsApp notifications on your iPhone. You will only receive the sender’s name whenever there a notification from someone.

If you wish to undo this action, simply toggle Show Preview on after following the first three steps. As more and more people are using smart gadgets, life has become more personal and private, hence, such tricks are handy to protect your privacy when you are surrounded by many people. At the same time, such tricks save you from those who are in the habit of shoulder-surfing in congested places like elevator or queue.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.

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