Technological progress offers a multitude of possibilities in terms of functionalities. Nowadays, messaging applications like WhatsApp allow you to chat, call and send audio to the whole world. However, this application can also carry risks as it can easily become the target of hackers. If you think your conversations are being spied on, this tip will help you get to the bottom of it!
In WhatsApp, mastering security settings will never hurt. In fact, at any time of the day, other people can access your WhatsApp conversations. That is why it is better to know the best tricks to unmask them but also to protect your privacy as best as possible.
It is possible to check if someone is logged into your device using a simple option in WhatsApp. However, this must be supplemented by other essential privacy settings.
– Check the devices connected to your WhatsApp account
If you think someone is spying on your conversations or logged into your account, you can unmask them by doing the following:
In Settings, click “Connected Devices.” If you detect an intruder, your account is being used by someone else. This will give you an idea of all the devices that have connected to your WhatsApp account, the date and time of their last connections. To remove access to your account, click on the device in question and disconnect it without delay. If no computer is listed, it means your WhatsApp has not been compromised.
Other tips to protect your WhatsApp conversations
To prevent someone from accessing your account and reading your conversations, there are other tips to protect your exchanges. It is recommended to make these few essential settings on your phone.
– Lock the phone screen to limit access to WhatsApp
First think about securing your phone by locking the screen. By doing so, no one will have access to your mobile to read your messages. To lock your home screen on Android, just go to your phone’s settings. Then, in the “Lock screen” section, choose the unlock mode of your choice. Depending on the smartphone you have, you will have the option to put a PIN code, Fingerprints or others. At this stage, you can add a mode or modify this parameter to increase your security. It’s even possible to access “Biometrics & Security” through phone settings to add a new fingerprint or register a new face for facial recognition. When you’re on an iPhone, simply click “Face ID & Passcode” in your settings to set up Face ID, an advanced facial recognition technique. It is also possible to change the code.
– Disable whatsapp messages from the lock screen
In the same way, it is possible to disable the display of messages on the lock screen of your phone. To do this, open the phone’s Settings and then tap “Apps & notifications” to access the “Notifications” section. Under “Lock screen”, click “Lock screen notifications” before selecting “Don’t show notifications”. If you want to hide WhatsApp notifications only, it is best to follow these steps: “Settings”, “Notifications”, “Application Settings” and then in the “Latest” section look for WhatsApp notifications to disable them. If you are in iOS system, please go to “Notifications” in device settings. Then choose the WhatsApp application. Under “Alerts”, you can uncheck the “Lock screen” option.
– Secure access to the WhatsApp application
If you leave your phone unattended for a long time, it is better to activate a simple option in WhatsApp to better preserve your chats. To do this, open the WhatsApp app on your Android phone, and then in settings, click “Account” and then “Privacy.” From that moment on, you can lock the application by fingerprint by clicking on this section. On iPhone, it is possible to block access to the application using FaceID or Touch ID. To do this, open the app to access the settings. Under “Account”, click on the “Privacy” section. At this stage, you will be able to scroll through the options before accessing the “Screen lock” menu. Once in this menu, tap the “Require TouchID” or “Use FaceID” feature to turn this option on. If you have the latest version of iPhone, you will have the option to choose a duration before the app crashes.
Although you have enabled the main privacy settings, be sure to check these other useful features to know if you are being spied on, but also to protect your WhatsApp conversations.
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