How to Know if Someone is Spying on Your WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging mobile applications worldwide. Almost all smartphone holders use it, and some people also buy smartphones because of WhatsApp. WhatsApp makes it easier to chat with friends, family, and partners. The application plays an important role in our day-to-day communication.

People find phone calls, SMS, and even emails boring because WhatsApp makes it much easier to communicate with others. It is easy to set up and chat with a friend.

Many people have entirely shifted from face-to-face communication to WhatsApp chat, voice calls, and video calls. We interact with all sorts of people on WhatsApp; our friends, partners, clients, family, etc.

People prefer sharing their confidential or secret messages on WhatsApp because they think that is the easiest and secret way to do so.

With all these benefits of this amazing app, people are more curious to know what is happening in others’ lives; that is human nature. This has led to many people finding ways and means to spy on others’ WhatsApp account. Most especially, curious boyfriends and girlfriends.

Others too try to find confidential or some top-secret media or information to blackmail you.

Enough of the talks; let us look at how to know if someone is spying on your WhatsApp.

How to Know if Someone is Spying on Your WhatsApp

The easiest way you can see that someone is spying on your WhatsApp account is; when you see a computer icon among your status bar. This indicates that someone has linked your account to either Whatsapp web or a third-party app that allows you to synchronize others WhatsApp.

Although this is an indication, someone who knows what they are doing will find a way to hide this notification icon which indicates your WhatsApp account has been linked to another device.

Another way to find out that someone is spying on your WhatsApp account is by following the steps below.

  1. Open your WhatsApp application.
  2. Tap on the three vertically arranged dots located at the top right corner of the app.
  3. Tap on Linked devices.
  4. If your WhatsApp has a device or devices listed below the green LINK DEVICE, then it means your account has been linked to another device.
  5. If you are not the one who links, tap on each device and tap on LOG OUT.

What Happens If My WhatsApp is Linked to a Device

If your account is linked to a device, it means you have given the device access to operate your WhatsApp account like doing it on your own mobile. 

You read messages, send messages, make voice and video calls, download media and documents, and your can also watch and update status.

This feature intends to allow people who use multiple devices to access their WhatsApp account without switching from one account to the other.

How to Protect your WhatsApp Account

  1. Enable two steps verification.
  2. Never share your OTP codes.
  3. Make sure your WhatsApp is password or fingerprint-protected.
  4. Check the linked devices and remove the ones that you did not add.

Conclusion

There are more advanced ways of spying on your phone. What you need to do is always be security conscious and put the right things you need to do to prevent your phone from these people. Avoid downloading and installing apps from unknown sources when may lead to installing spyware on your device.

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