How to know that your WhatsApp has been hacked?

Although WhatsApp calls itself a secure messaging app. WhatsApp chats are protected with P2P encryption. But your account can be hacked using WhatsApp Web functionality which is a useful feature introduced by WhatsApp itself. But, How to know that using this way, your WhatsApp is hacked?

How to understand that your WhatsApp has been hacked?

How do you understand that your WhatsApp Account has been hacked?

If your account is hacked using WhatsApp Web functionality it will be shown on your active device list.

To check if your WhatsApp is active on another device, click on the 3 dots on the top right of your WhatsApp. Click Linked Devices.

On this page you can see other devices and which devices are linked to your WhatsApp account. You can log out by clicking on it.

How to protect yourself from being hacked on WhatsApp

We often make many small mistakes, due to which our WhatsApp can get hacked.

Below are some tips that can save your WhatsApp from being hacked-
  • Avoid sharing your phone with people you suspect. If possible, use pattern or password lock on your WhatsApp app with screen lock.
  • Don't use any third party application that asks you permission for sms, contact, calls. Always use Play Store app.
  • Also put a screen lock on your phone and keep the password a little harder.
  • Keep your WhatsApp safe with two-steps
  • Never share your six digit WhatsApp verify code with anyone.


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