WhatsApp allows you to know the location of another person without their knowledge
WhatsApp offers many interesting features that few users know about. Find out how to access this tool in a few simple steps.
WhatsApp continues to lead the market of instant messaging applications, which is why the Meta property is constantly working to meet the needs of its more than two billion active users.
The real-time speed and the various functions it has, such as calls and video calls, make it a favorite of many users. But there are also details that can be taken advantage of with the app that few know about.
WhatsApp: What are the requirements to access this trick?
To carry out this procedure it is necessary to meet four requirements:
- Keep in mind that using this method for spying purposes or with bad intentions is harmful to the user who uses it and to the person affected.
- For the method to work, the phone you want to know the location of must have an Android or iOS operating system.
- In the same way, the device must remain connected to the Internet uninterruptedly.
- The location of the cell phone must be activated
How to know the location of your WhatsApp contacts
If the following essential steps are met, it will be possible to discover the location of a person. It is important to note that this method uses WhatsApp Web and requires logging in from a computer. The procedure is as follows:
- Open WhatsApp Web and access the chat window of the person you want to track to get their IP address.
- Close all applications except the web browser where WhatsApp Web was opened.
- Press the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys on the keyboard to open the task manager.
- Then press the key combination Win + R to open the launcher and, in the corresponding field, type “cmd” and press “Enter”.
- In the command prompt window, type the command “netstat -an” and press Enter. The IP address of the other person will be displayed, which you will have to write down.
- Access the link provided and type there the IP address obtained to get an approximate location.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over five years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.