WhatsApp: 6 signs someone is secretly stalking you on the messaging app

Do you often have the unpleasant feeling that some of your Whatsapp contacts are a little too interested in your private life? Here are some tips to spot them.

Here are 6 signs you may be watched on WhatsApp
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Here are 6 signs you may be watched on WhatsApp

Since its acquisition by Facebook, now Meta, Whatsapp has made respecting the privacy of its users one of its main concerns, at least in terms of the company's communication strategy.

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However, despite all the efforts made by the platform, it is still possible that an ill-mannered individual could be tracking and monitoring your activities on the messaging service. This is possible thanks to several apps, such as ChatW, a (very) intrusive tool which tells its users when their contacts are online, or even when several of their friends are chatting with each other.

How to know if you are being spied on

It is completely understandable that you sometimes feel spied on or even monitored when you're using WhatsApp, all this without being paranoid. If you want to know for sure, here are some tips that should help you confirm or infirm your fears:

  • The person you suspect is invariably online when you are too
  • The same person sends you a message at the exact moment you go online
  • The individual systematically comments or notices your profile or status updates
  • This person immediately reads every message you send them, which you can see if you notice a blue tick under your message
  • This person is always (or often) the first on the list of 'people who have viewed my status'.
Think you're being monitored on WhatsApp? Here are 6 signs to look out for Mika Baumeister / Unsplash

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Control who sees your WhatsApp status

For the latter, a little adjustment is needed to know who has recently seen your Whatsapp status update. You need to go to the 'Settings' tab, then go to the 'My Account' section and finally explore the 'Privacy' options. Once there, you just need to go to the bottom of the page and check the 'Read Confirmations' option.

Once you've done this, you'll be able to see who is viewing your status updates, and even how many times each of your contacts has viewed your story. How convenient!

Remember, there is always the option to block users from contacting you and looking at your status updates altogether.

This article has been translated from Gentside FR.

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Sources used:

Alrigh: 4 Ways to Know Who Viewed Your WhatsApp Profile or Status [Exposed]

TechniqueHow: How To Know If Your WhatsApp Is Monitored By Someone – Checker

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