Navigating your ship securely within the digital world is risky. It comes with its own set of perils. You always have to watch out for yourself and every step you take. Apps like Whatsapp today do strive to provide full user data and privacy protection from their side, via features like two-factor authentication and whatnot. But irrespective of the platform you’re using, there always stands a chance of the privacy and security of your personal data being compromised. It remains no secret that there are all kinds of hackers, eavesdroppers, or people with malicious intent out there. Such people are always waiting for you to make just one mistake, so their motives get fulfilled. Hence, we bring to you the top 3 ways how to find out if someone else is using your Whatsapp account or not.
Check Your WhatsApp Activity
The first way to find out if someone else is using your WhatsApp account is by checking your activity on the app. Upon opening the app, scan through its interface and check thoroughly for any messages sent from your account that you didn’t send. Look for any messages that you received from people you’re not known to. Check all your profile details including name, about, status, and contact number. It is said that the first step any intruder would take is changing your profile information. So to ensure that your account hasn’t been compromised, try looking for even the slightest change in WhatsApp that you don’t recognise making from your end.
Check The Devices Linked To Your Account
The next best way to find out if someone else is using your WhatsApp account is by checking the devices that have been linked to it. If the list contains any device that you don’t recognise, immediately log out from WhatsApp from that device. If you are not aware of how to view the list of devices that are linked to WhatsApp, don’t worry. It can be located very easily. You just have to tap on the 3-dots in the top right corner of the interface and go to Linked Devices. That’s it! All the devices along with their ‘Last active’ date and time status will be visible under the Device Status section. For logging out from any device, you just have to tap on it.
Check Your SMS Inbox For Messages From WhatsApp
The third way to check if your Whatsapp account has been hacked or not is by examining your smartphone’s SMS inbox. This is a good way to check if there have been any changes made to your Whatsapp account. WhatsApp sends an SMS to your registered phone number to give a verification or confirmation notification of any such change made. You can try searching for any such messages from WhatsApp in your SMS inbox. You can do so by typing the keyword “WhatsApp” in the search box. This will display all the messages containing the word “WhatsApp” in them.
So these were the top 3 ways how to find out if someone else is using your WhatsApp account. In case you know of any other method for the same, do share with us in the comments section below.
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