6 Simple Ways to Secure your WhatsApp Against Hackers & Intruders

Security should always be your utmost concern. Although Whatsapp is one of the most internet secured chatting apps, there are still some security loopholes. Hackers and intruders can interfere with your private chats even without your knowledge. All you need to do is just to tighten your whatsapp account and android security. You will learn how to prevent hackers from tampering with your Whatsapp privacy in this tutorial article.

how to secure whatsapp from hackers and spies

Many people have been complaining that their whatsapp accounts were hacked. There are even cases where the hackers deny the true owners of the phone number access to their account. In other cases, they spy your private chats through other devices.

I have once a victim. My whatsapp account was hacked and spied through Whatsapp Web. A friend of mine hacked my account and was spying my private chat through his PC. That was what prompted me to research and I found these 3 amazing ways to secure whatsapp accounts.

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How to Secure Your Whatsapp Account from Hackers

Check If Someone is Spying You Through Whatsapp Web

Whatsapp web allows you to also chat on whatsapp through your PC. In fact it is the PC version of whatsapp. There is instant synchronization of your Android and PC whatsapp. This means that once a hacker gains access to your whatsapp account through their {C, he will be able to access your private chat, media, etc.

Before you can use Whatsapp web, you need to scan a QR code. After which the synchronization begins. So if a hacker has access to your android phone for a minute, he can quickly do the scanning. You know the implication!

So I advise you to check the login history of your whatsapp web on your android.

To do that:

Tap on the menu option indicated with 3 vertical dots at the top right corner on your whatsapp home.

Tap on WhatsApp Web option as shown below.

tap on whatsapp web

Now you will see the web devices that logged in to your whatsapp and the date. If you don’t remember giving access to any of those devices, tap the Log out from all devices as shown below.

log out all web devices

NOTE: I will advise you to always logout after logging in to your whatsapp web from any PC. Even if the PC is yours.

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Set Up 2 Step Authentication

Here comes the ultimate solution to whatsapp account hack from other devices, especially mobile phones. The 2-Step Verification is very useful. You will setup a six-digit passcode which Whatsapp will ask for anytime someone want to setup whatsapp on any device using your phone number.

To Setup 2 Factor Authentication:

Tap on the whatsapp menu option.

Then tap Settings > Account > Enable 2 Step-verification

Next, tap Enable. Then setup the 6 digit pin following the on-screen instructions as shown below.

setup 2 step verification pin

Restrict Who Can See Your Whatsapp Personal Info

Whatsapp is meant for chatting with your friends and loved ones. Sometimes it is good to protect your account privacy from people who are not in your contact list. You can setup your account so that only those who are in your contact list can see your last login details, your profile photo, about you and your status, even read receipts and live location.

To Adjust Your Whatsapp Privacy:

Tap on the whatsapp menu option.

Then tap Settings > Account > Privacy

Tap on each of the options and select the category of people that can have access to it as shown below.

set who can see your personal whatsapp info

Set Up App Lock

Most times, hackers are interested in gaining access to your media files. Media downloaded from whatsapp can be accessed through your phone file manager. Setting up app lock for your file manager is another way to tighten not only your whatsapp security bolt, but also your phone security.

Always Update Your Whatsapp to the Latest Version

From time to time, whatsapp developers fix bugs and security loopholes and release it as latest versions. So to reduce the vulnerability of your whatsapp account to hacking, always upgrade to the latest version whenever you are notified.

NOTE: Whatsapp is free to download from Google play store. Ignore any text message asking you to pay money in order to upgrade to the latest version. That is the latest form of scamming.

Do You Want to Know if Someone Hacked into Your Whatsapp Account?

Then turn on your whatsapp security notifications. This will enable whatsapp notify you whenever your security settings change.

To turn on security notifications:

Tap the menu icon. Then tap Settings > Account > Security. Toggle the Show security notifications on. It will turn green when on.

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Conclusion

I have taken time to show you how you can easily secure your whatsapp account against hacking and intruding. Take your time to apply these tips and enjoy a more secure chat on whatsapp.

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