Learn how to track a person on WhatsApp in 5 steps

Meta has developed a feature that allows users to track contacts within the messenger.

WhatsApp has a tool that allows other people to track your location or even discover the position of your contacts. This is not malicious software, but a meta-created tool, as stated by the PronaTEC technology website.

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How to track or be tracked by the app?

O WhatsApp offers a real-time location sharing function, which allows users to share their location with friends, family or chat groups. To use this function, follow these steps:

  1. Open a conversation with the contact or group you want to share location with;
  2. Tap the attachment icon (the paperclip) and select "Location";
  3. Choose the option "Share location in real time";
  4. Define how long you want to share your location by selecting the desired duration (15 minutes, 1 hour or 8 hours);
  5. Tap "Send".

From that moment on, selected contacts will be able to see your location in real time on a map within the conversation. It is important to remember that the real-time location sharing function can be disabled at any time, and that you must allow WhatsApp to access your location on your device in order to use this function.

Remember that tracking can only be done with users' consent. So keep an eye out for suspicious activity on your account.

What to do if you detect any suspicious activity on your WhatsApp?

If you detect something wrong with your account from WhatsApp, such as suspicious activity, messages sent or received that you don't recognize or believe your account has been compromised, follow these steps to protect your account:

Tell WhatsApp support team: Contact WhatsApp support and report the issue. To do this, go to the app's settings, tap "Help" and select "Contact Us". Explain the situation and describe what is happening so that the support team can help you.

  • Enable two-step authentication: Two-Step Authentication adds an extra layer of security to your WhatsApp account. It requires you to enter a six-digit verification code that is sent to your phone number to access your account. To enable XNUMX-Step Authentication, go to the app settings, select "Account" and tap "Two-Step Verification".
  • change your password: If you suspect someone has accessed your account, change your password immediately. To do this, go to the app's settings, select "Account" and tap "Change Password". Create a new password that is strong and one that you have not previously used on other accounts.
  • Check your connected devices: Check for unknown devices connected to your WhatsApp account. To do this, go to the application settings, select "Linked devices" and check the list of connected devices. If you find any unknown devices, disconnect them immediately.

By following these steps, you can protect your WhatsApp account and ensure your personal information is safe. Remember to always be on the lookout for suspicious activity and take preventive measures to ensure your account is secure.


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