WhatsApp: How to know if you are hacked or spied on

If you think someone is spying on your WhatsApp account, we tell you how you can find out. Moreover, we give you a solution.

WhatsApp is one of your mobile apps that stores more of your private information, so you need to be extra careful to protect access to it. We already know that there are several ways to spy on WhatsApp, so you must be very aware that someone could spy on or hack into your WhatsApp account, with all the danger that entails.

You may notice if you find suspicious activity, such as sending messages that are unknown to you, although you may also not even realize that your WhatsApp is in the process. To help you, in this guide we explain how to know if your social network account is being spied on and we give you a solution to stop the hack.

How to know if you are hacked or spying on WhatsApp

In addition to your mobile phone, you can also use your computer to connect to the messaging service through WhatsApp Web. This is a great step forward, but also a great danger if you log into WhatsApp Web on a computer that is not yours. If you stay signed in, anyone accessing that computer will be able to see all of your conversations and pretend to be you.

Moreover, someone could also spy on your WhatsApp account just by having taken your unlocked mobile by forgetfulness. Just open WhatsApp and read the QR code that appears on the WhatsApp web screen to connect to your computer without your knowledge.

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How to clone your WhatsApp: use it on 2 phones at the same time

There are several ways hackers can use to gain access to your WhatsApp account, all without you realizing it. Fortunately, WhatsApp includes a tool that reveals if there is an open session on other devices, that is, if WhatsApp is spying on you from another computer. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open the WhatsApp application on your mobile.
  2. Tap the three-dot button in the upper right corner.
  3. In the options menu that appears, tap “Paired devices”.
  4. In the “Device status” section, you can see if you have started another session, on which device and when was the last connection.
WhatsApp: how to know if you are hacked or spied on
WhatsApp: how to know if you are hacked or spied on

Basically, from the WhatsApp application on your mobile, you can see if your WhatsApp account is still open on a computer other than yours. Connection information is what you need to analyze to know if this session was opened by you or by someone else.

For example, if you did not use your computer yesterday, but the application informs you that the session was active just on this date, you have already confirmed that someone is spying or hacking your WhatsApp account. It indicates that you can view all photos, read all messages and also communicate with your contacts by impersonating.

How to Finish Hacking Your WhatsApp

WhatsApp gives you full control of your account, so in addition to seeing what devices you’re signed in to, it also gives you the ability to sign out remotely from your phone. If you have confirmed that someone is using your WhatsApp from a computer that is not yours, from the same linked devices section you can log out. Step by step, here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open the WhatsApp application on your mobile.
  2. Tap the three-dot button in the upper right corner.
  3. In the options menu that appears, tap “Paired devices”.
  4. Tap the session you want to close.
  5. Click on “Disconnect”.
WhatsApp: how to know if you are hacked or spied on
WhatsApp: how to know if you are hacked or spied on

As we mentioned, it is possible that WhatsApp is spying on you, but you do not realize it. For this reason, we recommend that you occasionally go to “Paired devices” to check if there are any sessions you haven’t started. If so, you already know that you can disconnect quickly to stop spying on your conversations.

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Another method that you can apply to protect your security is to always close the WhatsApp web session, even if it is from your own computer. You never know what will happen to the device, maybe you lose it or it gets stolen thus also losing access to your WhatsApp. Remember: always log out of WhatsApp Web.

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