How to Know if Someone has Access to your WhatsApp account?

Know if your WhatsApp account is hacked and used by others in any device. And also learn how to protect my WA from any attack.

Though you cannot use same WhatsApp number in two devices at the same instance. But anyone can spy on you with a feature known as WhatsApp Web. WhatsApp is a popular internet messaging App and looking at the nature of the App it is one of the most private of the software present on Android. If unknowingly a rouge gets access to your WhatsApp it may create great repercussions.

WhatsApp Web is a powerful feature released which lets users send or receive a message using any device by associating their WhatsApp Account y means of a barcode. The WhatsApp Web lets users simulate the WhatsApp account on any device with a fixed web browser. This can be used to spy or hack your WhatsApp. I have found several ways to know if someone is spying on WhatsApp. Today in this post I will tell you how you can find which other phone or PC is accessing your WhatsApp. Also, I will explain how to keep yourself safe from breach or getting hacked.

How to Know if Your WhatsApp is Being used on other Device?

Many times people are very much interested in your life and to sneak into your living, the most powerful tool they can access is your WhatsApp. All they need is a few seconds of your unlocked phone and WhatsApp Web Barcode. Boom!!

He/She can now see an exact duplicate of your WhatsApp account with all the chat and media. The WhatsApp on your cell phone will work normally. However, everything you send or receive will be reflected on the spying device.

WhatsApp web will simulate the WhatsApp account on a device with all the chat logs, access to download movies media, view status and even send the messages.

How to Know if they Spy via Whatsapp Web?

In case if you missed, I want to let you know that the first evidence will appear on the cell phone itself in the form of a notification.

If you missed it then you can check the account usage by doing the following.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Click on the menu option indicated with 3 vertical dots at the top right corner.
  • Here click on WhatsApp Web option and you can check for any device or App which has access to your WhatsApp.
  • WhatsApp Showing an PC having a Access to your Account

    WhatsApp Showing a PC having an Access to your WA Account

If one or several computers with open session appear which you have not given access to, then your WhatsApp account is compromised to another device. Your account is “intervened” and they are spying on you.

What to do if WhatsApp is Open on Another Device?

To prevent the WhatsApp from being hacked you can log-out of all the sessions that are open and the person will lose access to your account immediately.

To avoid these things happens again, the most effective solution is to configure the WhatsApp with App Lock. In this way, even if someone gets your phone, they can not access the WhatsApp application and connect it to a PC or other App via WhatsApp Web.

Know if WhatsApp is Open on Another Device | 2nd Way

Another way in which persons can spy WhatsApp is activating the account in another device. Basically, they register your WhatsApp number in another mobile and during their configuration, they recover all your chats or conversations saved in the application. Anyone can do this by taking your cell phone, to receive the verification code that WhatsApp sends.

If such a thing is done then on your phone then you will be greeted with the message “This phone could not be verified” because the number is registered on another device.

You can re-verify your number to regain the account access.

Protect Your WhatsApp Account from getting Activated on other Device

There is a much-sophisticated method to protect your WhatsApp from getting active on another phone. All you need to do is enable two-step verification.

To do so go to;

WhatsApp → Menu options at Top Right → Settings → Account → Enable 2 Step-verification.

WhatsApp 2 Step-verification

WhatsApp 2 Step-verification

When someone tries to activate your WhatsApp on another device, he will be asked for a security code that only you know. Without that code, it will be impossible for another person to register your WhatsApp on another computer.

How to Know if Someone Hacked WhatsApp Files?

This is a complex method to gain access to the WhatsApp chat but it is an easy trick which can put your privacy at risk. A rouge can access the chat even with locked WhatsApp account. He/She will target the WA Chat log, images, videos and other media in the File Manager. The rouge can send the files to his/her device or they can use auto-backup apps like Backup Text for WhatsApp and directly email all your WhatsApp conversations in plain text. This is a very serious type of threat and many people don’t know it.

Keep Your WhatsApp Files Safe in File Manager

The best way to be safe from this kind of threat is to update the WhatsApp regularly. The updates consist of security patches with backup encryption. Also, it is better to have an App lock for File Manager if think the person may go this far to sniff in your personal life.

Note & Conclusion: Although WhatsApp is end to end encrypted, to make sure check WhatsApp web in settings if there’s some device connected remove it or else there is no other way to hack into someone’s WhatsApp as of yet unless he or she has your phone with all the apps unlocked.

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165 Responses

  1. Sashi says:

    I have kept 2 step verification code in my Whatsapp still it has been hacked by some how….

  2. Shruti says:

    Actually i had doubt that my dad has been hacked my whatsapp . But when I saw that by changing two step verification pin it will be not hacked any more plz tell me that will it work.

  3. Balkiss says:

    Please assist me
    Someone is reading my watsapp chats
    Different people have complained to me
    Immediately he claims to b d admin and send code to them
    Pls how can I block people from reading my chats

    • Nikhil says:

      delete WhatsApp and again register

  4. Osman says:

    Hi good morning sir,
    I want to know about device hacked if someone hack the mobile how to know. And also whatsapp chats how can I know about they hacked my whatsapp and mobile they are spying me, I want to know fully detail,
    Yours well wishers,

  5. Asghar says:

    Sir I want to check whether my WhatsApp hacked or not but qr scanner is showing there and I don’t know how I can remove or disable it

  6. Chaithusetty says:

    Tq it was very helpful

  7. Suh CYPRIAN T says:

    Thanks for the post. Was very useful. Even someone with little or no knowledge on hacking could hack your WhatsApp account if you don’t secure it.

  8. Lisa says:

    I receive on a Scan QR message on the WhatsApp Web setting. There is no option to view devices.

  9. zee says:

    there is someone using ma WhatsApp and I don’t know who is.

    • Admin says:

      Not possible unless using WA Web

  10. safi says:

    someone is tracking my account in whatsapp and i need help right now i woul like you to contact me places bcaus i haven’t been using my whatsapp this reason why

    • Admin says:

      Send me a message from the contact us page.

  11. Sonia says:

    If I dlt my wa chats then can someone read them again WhatsApp Web?

    • Admin says:

      No! Once you delete know one can read your chats.

  12. Yogesh says:

    Hi. I m feeling that someone see my chat and video.
    What I should do

    • Admin says:

      Check WA Web if there is any active session

  13. Ayan says:

    I uploaded DP but after sometime is not visible to me but it visible to others how… What happened to my whatsapp account.

    • Admin says:

      Just grant all the permissions to the WhatsApp. It will fix the issue.

  14. Abhishek Tiwari says:

    Actually i got call from someone and he told me that he got some msg from my whatsapp number and when i proceeded to check it.. suddenly i was signed out and the call got disconnected, when i tried to login again it shows that you had been banned by whatsapp..i don’t know what had happened… after 2-3 days.. through support desk of whatsapp i was able to login again!! And what i saw reply from too much unknown numbers..who r u like that!!! I hadn’t send them any msg till i had control on my whatsapp…!! then who had send msgss to those people!!! I really don’t know what had happened please let me know what had happened??? For security purpose now i have deleted my account through whatsapp!!! permanently!!! Bt let me know what had happened???

    • Nikhil Azza says:

      Never heard of this! Might be some serious hacking. You did a good job by deleting your WhatsApp Account.

    • Srushti K says:

      Same happened with me on October 22nd. Even I want to know what happened? and how it happened?. The ones which got messages say that the message was of some work from home advertisement. Please reply.

  15. Jyoti says:

    Actually one of my neighbour scanned my wts app for some photocopies in his laptop.. can he still be using my wts app in his laptop ?

    • Nikhil Azza says:

      Just log out of WHatsApp Web. He can’t access your Chat!

  16. Hector says:

    Amazing

  17. Sandra says:

    Hello sir/ma pls a friend has been able to hack into my WhatsApp account and he is reading all my messages, intruding my privacy, and as you write up suggested I have checked the WhatsApp web but didn’t find anything, I only saw scan QR code, I don’t know how he is doing it but he knows all the messages coming into my WhatsApp and we haven’t seen for like 3 months now but he knows all the recent messages and has confronted me on phone, and he has never even had access to my phone because he doesn’t know my phone’s password, how could he be doing this? And I want to ask that if I take all the measures from stopping the hacking in your write up, will it work in a way that he won’t be able to read my messages again? Pls reply

  18. Md Ishtiak says:

    I logged out from WhatsApp web from a different computer ,, is there any way to log in from there if anyone wants?

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