WhatsApp is the largest and most popular application on the planet. It’s an instant text application where you can send and receive text messages.
Sometimes you may need to get in touch with your loved ones, WhatsApp can be the best solution in that way.
You can share anything privately with your loved ones, friends, and family, etc.
Once the application will download, make sure to install the application on your device. Once the application will download and install on your device you can start using it.
WhatsApp rolled out lots of features on its platform, which means instead of boring text you can do a lot of things on the platform.
You can share images and videos, you can share live location, you can share document files, etc.
Sometimes we share some private information with our loved ones that shouldn’t compromise with anyone else. Here is the part of security comes into play.
In terms of security, the company claims that it’s one of the most secure applications on the planet but as we know anything on the internet can be hacked nothing is that much safer.
Most of the time you heard that someone’s WhatsApp account hacked. There are tons of NEWS you can find on the internet.
If you also feel like your WhatsApp account is hacked and someone else continuously spying on you then make sure to stay with me and I’ll share some points that may help you to get an IDEA is your WhatsApp account really hacked or you just feel like your account is hacked.
WhatsApp uses end-to-end security measures.
This means no one can read the messages and voice or video calls.
WhatsApp claims that there is not no way that someone can take over your account without your permission.
In case if you think that your account is hacked and you’re continuously feeling like that then make sure to follow some steps in order to get access to your WhatsApp account.
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Steps to secure the WhatsApp account:
There are numerous steps you can use in order to get access to your WhatsApp account gain.
Make sure to follow these steps as mention down below. These are the general steps you may already know but still, I just want to remind you.
1. Make sure to Logout from everywhere:
If your WhatsApp account is compromised with someone then make sure to check on your WhatsApp web option.
You can simply open your WhatsApp application.
Once the application will open, make sure to go to chats.
Once you’ll reach there make sure to hit the three dots you’ll find at the top of the WhatsApp application. Once you’ll click there make sure to hit the WhatsApp web option.
As soon as you’ll click there make sure if a camera will open that means your WhatsApp account is safe and no one spying on your account.
If this is not the case and instead of the camera it shows the login windows then make sure to log out these sessions.
Once you’ll log out of the session it’ll come out from all the applications and PC.
If someone will spy on your WhatsApp account from WhatsApp web then make sure to use this trick in order to get access to your WhatsApp account.
If this is not the case and still you’re facing the same issue then make sure to stay with me and I’ll tell you more information in regards to this.
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2. Make sure to change the internet or MAC address:
You can also be using MAC spoofing in order to change the MAC address of your mobile device.
If someone using your MAC address then most probably your media will be compromised by the hacker.
Make sure to change the MAC address so that you can get access to your WhatsApp account completely.
You can also change the internet connection. If you’re using the WIFI then make sure to switch it to mobile data in order to get access to your WhatsApp account.
Maybe you’re using the public WIFI and your phone may be hacked at that time. Make sure to switch the internet connection.
3. If still, the problem will not solve then make sure to take a backup of your WhatsApp chats.
In order to take the backup locally or in the cloud make sure to open the WhatsApp application and click on the three dots and go to settings.
Once you’ll reach in settings make sure to click on the account option. Once you’ll click on the account option you’ll find the chat option.
Make sure to hit that option and find the backup option. Once you’ll find the backup take a backup online and now delete the WhatsApp account.
After deleting the WhatsApp account make sure to uninstall the application from your device.
Once the application will uninstall, if possible make sure to factory data reset your device and again install the application and restore the data.
When you’ll do so your all data will get back and you can now use your WhatsApp account without any issue.
4. Last but not least in case you lost your device then make sure to disable your SIM card immediately and try to get one on the same number as soon as you can.
Make sure to get a new SIM and download the WhatsApp application on your device again. Now you need to sign in again on your device, make sure to verify the number and your WhatsApp account will now open on your device.
Well, if your WhatsApp account will compromise then most probably your contacts may noticing someone’s unusual activity.
You can also ask about your account activity. If these activities will not perform by you then most probably your WhatsApp account is a hack.
If you want to protect your WhatsApp account then make sure to stay with me and now I’ll tell you some important steps in order to stay protected near future.
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Take the following steps:
1. Make sure not to install any third-party applications other than from your Play Store.
Never installed any APK file on your device.
Make sure to install the application from the play store or any other reliable resource.
Never use any third-party application provider because it harms your device and can send virus files that can capture your data and your WhatsApp account may compromise with a hacker.
2. Make sure not to handover your device in anyone’s hands.
Make sure to ensure that not to give your phone access to anyone because he/she can get access to your WhatsApp account and your WhatsApp account may compromise.
Make sure about that.
3. Make sure to go to your WhatsApp settings and then go to accounts.
Once you’ll reach in accounts then you need to click on the privacy option.
After that make sure to scroll down and find the fingerprint option. If your device supports the fingerprint lock make sure to enable it and set it.
4. If you can’t get access to the fingerprint option then make sure to download any third-party application on your device.
Once the application will download, make sure to enable it and add a passcode to the WhatsApp application.
There are tons of app locks.
You should download one of them and then add a lock on the WhatsApp application. If you’re still not using the app lock then make sure to start using it.
It’s one of the best ways to protect your WhatsApp account.
5. If you lost your device and your WhatsApp account was open on your device then make sure to logout from it.
For logging out, you can shoot an email to [email protected].
Make sure to follow the link in order to get the guidelines about how to proceed for support.
WhatsApp will manually deactivate your WhatsApp account.
Now you have almost one month to log in again on your WhatsApp account.
If you’ll try to login after one month then you won’t be able to get your WhatsApp data back. Make sure to login within the month.
One more suggestion for you, you can also find one more option in a privacy option called two-factor verification.
Make sure to find the option and enable it.
When you’ll do so it’ll ask you to set a code.
Once you’ll set the code, when you’ll register the WhatsApp account it’ll ask you the same code.
In that way, no one can get access to your WhatsApp account even if they have your device.
These are the best possible ways to protect someone’s WhatsApp account.
If you think that your account is already compromised then make sure to follow the above mention steps in order to get access to your WhatsApp account again.
We shared lots of things on WhatsApp on daily basis, we need to protect our WhatsApp application from hackers because hackers can steal private information especially if you’re a girl then it’s most sensitive for you.
In order to protect your WhatsApp please follow the above mention steps. If you have any questions or suggestions please mention them in the comments down below.