Today I invite you to join the hottest discussion on the web on the necessity to spy messengers and conversations. I would like to omit the ethic aspect of the matter as we need to be sure in the honesty, safety and protection of our family and people we deal with every day.
Why WhatsApp? It is one of the most popular and easy to use messengers which supports media files exchange. Due to high speed and comparatively cheap mobile internet available leaking secret information has become easy and simple. Secret documents are shot or scanned with mobile camera and such files can be transmitted via WhatsApp in few clicks.
If WhatsApp is set improperly accepting messages from any phone number, even outside a contact list, then your kid can be under scam attack.
There are three ways of how to spy on WhatsApp conversations:
- changing MAC address or hardware address – this way is often called MAC spoofing
- installation of official WhatsApp Web application
- using third party applications to spy on the device
Good news is that all of these three ways provide you real time WhatsApp conversations reading on your device. Bad news is that every of these ways has its own disadvantages, and the major one is that you will need physical access to a tracked mobile phone. Let us review each way in short.
MAC is a specific unique address of every device. All MAC and Adroid, Windows devices have this mac address. To find this address on a device you will need to follow the next algorithm of action: Settings> General> About> Wi-Fi Address
To find the address on an Android phone, please, follow the next algorithm: Settings> About phone> Status> Wi-Fi MAC address
- Take a target phone
- Find its mac address
- Uninstall WhatsApp messenger on your device and reload your phone
- Enter settings of your device and change your mac address to the mac address of the target phone. There are numerous mobile applications allowing to change mac addresses of devices. Browse Play Market or iTunes to find a proper application for you.
- Install WhatsApp on your device after changing mac address
- Start the application and get the activation code. Mind that the code will be sent to the target device. Enter the code and start the application.
- Get the target phone back.
From now on you will see all the WhatsApp conversations on your phone.
The key disadvantage of this way of how to spy on WhatsApp conversations is that you will be unable to use WhatsApp with your phone number.
WhatsApp Web application
In 2015 WhatsApp released its own application for MAC and PCs. You need to download the application, install it on your PC and activate by scanning a QR-code. The Qr code must be scanned right from the WhatsApp application used on the target phone. To do so, you need to:
- Find WhatsApp Web (https://web.whatsapp.com/)and open it in your browser
- Start the WhatsApp application on the target phone and enter menu to find the option of WhatsApp Web
- You will immediately activate a QR code scanner, follow the instructions on the display of your phone.
- After the QR code is scanned you will see all teh contacts and conversations of the target WhatsApp in your browser.
Apart from necessary access to the target phone, this method has another major disadvantage which is the time of session. You will be able to spy on conversations of the target user only while your browser is active and the computer is on. Once you close the browser, the session will be ended. To renew the access to the application you will need again to scan QR code once again. The session will also be ended if the target phone will be switched off or there will be troubles with internet connection.
The matter is if the internet connection is lost you will need to re-scan the code again.
Third party applications
This is the best way to spy on mobile and not only of how to spy on WhatsApp conversations. I prefer this service spystealth.com
Apart from tracking WhatsApp conversations in real time, it also tracks other messengers and social networks, provides GPS location of a target phone, email contacts and web browsing history.
I suppose, that if you make a decision of spying a person then you need to get maximum data for the risk you take.