WhatsApp is one of the most widely used instant messaging applications during the recent years. Attractive features like cross-platform support, media sharing and ease of use has made WhatsApp to be the top choice among most smart phone users. On the other hand, WhatsApp has also become a favorite application for many cheaters to exchange secret messages and maintain illicit relationships. Therefore, in order to investigate the truth about their partners or children it becomes inevitable for many individuals and parents to spy on WhatsApp messages.
Ways to Spy on WhatsApp
This article will uncover some of the possible ways through which you can spy on WhatsApp messages of your children or suspected partner. The possible ways are as described below:
1. Spy Software: The Easiest Way
Using a spy software program is the easiest way to spy on WhatsApp messages. Although there are a handful of companies marketing substandard WhatsApp spy programs on the market today, there exists a few genuine products as well that are worth considering. One of my favorite software to spy on WhatsApp is mSpy which is known for its quality and top notch features.
The following are some of the exciting features of mSpy which makes it a perfect choice for monitoring WhatsApp messages:
Spy on call logs and SMS and Contacts
Secretly record emails, web history and bookmarks.
Spy on Internet activity including social media like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and Gmail.
Track GPS locations in real-time.
View Device and SIM card information.
Record keystrokes, photos and videos.
Operates in a complete stealth mode and remains undetected!.
If you are a parent, mSpy can offer you an additional help as it supports a handful of control features as well:
Block access to unwanted apps and calls.
Get instant alerts when profane language is typed or viewed.
Remotely lock the phone or restrict its usage.
Remotely delete unwanted contacts, call logs, SMS and photos if desired.
How it Works?
You will have to download and install the mSpy app onto the target phone on which you need to monitor WhatsApp messages. Installation and configuration takes only a few minutes. However, for this you should have the target phone in your hand at least for a few minutes.
Once the installation is complete, the monitoring process of all the above mentioned activities (WhatsApp messages, calls, SMS, Internet, GPS, camera etc.) will begin and the recorded logs are silently uploaded to your mSpy account. You can login to your online account at any time to view the logs containing WhatsApp messages and other activity details. You can download mSpy from the link below:
Compatible Phones: Android, BlackBerry, Apple iPhone, Windows Mobile, iPod and Tablets.
2. Spoofing the MAC Address: The Difficult Way
The other way to spy on someone’s WhatsApp messages is to spoof the MAC address of the target phone from your phone. This method is somewhat considered difficult and require a moderate amount of technical skills to perform. Let me explain.
WhatsApp has a small vulnerability which allows you to run the same WhatsApp account on two phones provided they both have the same MAC address. For this, you will have to gain access to the target phone to record its MAC address and spoof the same on your device. This is how you can find the MAC address of the target phone:
For Android – Head over to settings —> About phone —> Statu s—> Wi-Fi MAC address
For iPhone – Head over to Setting s—> General —> About —> Wi-Fi address
For Windows Phone – Head over to Settings —> About —> More info —> MAC address
For BlackBerry – Head over to options —> Device —> Device and Status info —> WLAN MAC
Once you have recorded the target phone’s MAC address, you will have to spoof the MAC address on your android phone. After this is done, install WhatsApp on your phone, configure it using the target person’s phone number and verify the WhatsApp account using the verification code received on the target phone.
If you successfully manage to execute all the above mentioned steps, you will have a replica of the target user’s WhatsApp account running on your phone. That means you will receive notifications on your phone for each and every activity of the target WhatsApp user. For spying on WhatsApp, I still recommend the usage of mSpy as this method is lot simpler than that of spoofing MAC address.