Technological advancement offers many possibilities in terms of jobs. Today, messaging apps like WhatsApp make it possible to chat, call and send voice across the globe. However, this application can also have risks as you can easily become a target for hackers. If you think your conversations are being spied on, this tip will help you get to the bottom of it!
On WhatsApp, mastering security settings will never be so much easier. In fact, at any time of the day, your WhatsApp chats can be available to other people. This is why it is best to know the best tricks to uncover but also to protect your privacy as much as possible.
It is possible to check if someone is logged in on your device using a simple option on WhatsApp. However, this must be supplemented with other basic privacy settings.
– Check the devices connected to your WhatsApp account
If you believe that someone is spying on your conversations or has logged into your account, it is possible to expose them by doing the following:
In Settings, tap Connected Devices. If you discover an intruder, it means that 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, and the date and time of their last connections. To remove access to your account, tap on the device in question and disconnect it without delay. If no computer appears in the list, it means that your WhatsApp has not been hacked.
Other tips to protect your WhatsApp chats
To prevent anyone from accessing your account and reading your conversations, there are other tips to protect your exchanges. It is recommended that you perform these few basic settings on your phone.
– Lock phone screen to restrict access to WhatsApp
First think about securing your phone with a screen lock. By doing this, no one will be able to access your mobile phone to read your messages. To lock the home screen in Android, just go to the phone settings. Then, in the “Lock Screen” section, choose the unlock mode of your choice. Depending on what smartphone you have, you will have the option to put in a PIN, fingerprint, or other. At this point, you can add a mode or modify this parameter to increase security. It is also possible to access “Biometrics and Security” through the phone settings to add a new fingerprint or register a new face for facial recognition. When you use your iPhone, just tap “Face ID & Passcode” in your settings to set up Face ID, an advanced facial recognition technology. It is also possible to change the icon.
– Disable whatsapp messages from lock screen
In the same way, it is possible to deactivate the display of messages on the lock screen of your phone. To do this, open the phone settings and then tap on “Apps & notifications” to access the “Notifications” section. In Lock Screen, tap Notifications on lock screen before selecting Don’t show notifications. If you want to hide WhatsApp notifications only, it is better to follow these steps: “Settings”, “Notifications”, “App settings” and then in the “Recent” section, find WhatsApp notifications to disable them. If you’re on iOS, go to “Notifications” in the device settings. Then choose the WhatsApp application. In Alerts, you can deselect the Lock screen option.
– Secure access to WhatsApp
If you leave your phone unattended for a long time, it is better to activate a simple option on WhatsApp to better preserve the chats. To do this, open the WhatsApp application on your Android phone, then in the settings, tap “Account” and then “Privacy”. From then on, you will be able to lock the app by fingerprint by clicking on this section. On the iPhone, it is possible to lock access to the application using FaceID or Touch ID. To do this, open the app to access the settings. In “Account”, click on the “Privacy” section. At this point, you will be able to scroll through the options before reaching the Lock Screen menu. Once in this menu, click on the “Require TouchID” or “Use FaceID” function to activate this option. If you have the latest iPhone, you will have the option to choose how long before you lock the app.
Even though you have the main privacy settings enabled, be sure to check out these other useful features to see if you are being spied on but also to protect your WhatsApp chats.
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