How to Prank Your Friends on WhatsApp by Sending Blank Messages

Learn about ways to send blank message on WhatsApp. Prank your WhatsApp friends by sending them a blank message with the methods we have mentioned in this article.

How to Send Blank Message on WhatsApp

Who says that it has to be April fools to play a prank on someone. Any day is a good day to get a good laugh by confusing or scaring your friends. There are obviously an endless amount of ways you can play a prank your friends, but since we’re in the digital era, let’s do something digital.

There is no doubt that WhatsApp is the most popular Instant Messaging app out there. The competition tries to add useful features to dethrone WhatsApp, but it never seems to be enough. Unless the competition can find a way to prank someone like on WhatsApp, things will just never change.

How to Send Blank Message on WhatsApp

Making someone think that their phone is not working properly can be hilarious. This is true because many people depend a lot on their smartphone, and making someone think it’s malfunctioning can really freak them out.

There is an app called Empty that I think you’ll like. It’s a very easy to use app, and even if you’re new to Android, you’ll have no problem using it. When you first open the app, you’re going to see button at the bottom that says Send.

How to Send Blank WhatsApp Messages

Tap on the button and a message saying ¨Send empty message¨ will appear alongside the WhatsApp icon. Tap on the icon and the app will take you to your WhatsApp contact list. At the top, you will see your frequently contacted friends and at the bottom, everyone else.

Choose who you want to send the blank message to and then tap on the green button. After that, the WhatsApp chat of that contact will appear. The only thing you need to do once you’re there is, tap on the send button and the black message will appear.

They will get the WhatsApp notification that you sent them a message but when they open it to see what you posted, they will only be able to see the last real message you sent them.

They will obviously put a confused face since they don’t understand how they can get a notification and all but no content. On your phone, you will see the time you sent it and the double check mark, but they will never turn blue.

send Blank Message on WhatsApp

That’s your way of knowing that they received the blank message but since there’s nothing to open, the check marks will never change color. As they didn’t when I tested it out.

Suggested Read: How to send WhatsApp message to yourself

Empty for WhatsApp

There is another app called Empty for WhatsApp that does the same thing.

Update: This app is no longer available on Play Store.

It follows the same steps, but it just has a different design. Empty is the most popular app out of the two, but  Empty for WhatsApp still works as it says it does. I didn’t experience any problems while using either app and I only had to close one ad the entire time.


As you can see, sending your friends or family members an empty message on WhatsApp is very easy. To make the recipient really think that the app is not working right, try sending them various empty messages. That should do the trick. Do you think you’ll give the app a try? Leave a comment and let me know.

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