WhatsApp has been regarded as one of the safest instant messenger applications for Android and other operating system users. It features strong end-to-end encryption so that personal messages remain confidential. However, it is possible to hack someone’s WhatsApp account with a few simple tricks.
How to read someone’s WhatsApp with QR code
Though WhatsApp is an application mainly for mobile devices, there is a web-based version of the app. The web-based application is named WhatsApp Web. If you want to spy on someone’s WhatsApp messages, you need to install WhatsApp Web on your desktop first.
After installing the software, you need to proceed with the sign-up process. Instead of signing up by entering the credentials, you need to sign up through the QR code.
You need to scan the QR code on the screen of your desktop. Open WhatsApp from your cell phone and scan the QR code.
You need to scan from the WhatsApp account which you want to spy. Hence, this technique of spying on WhatsApp messages is suitable when you want to spy on a member of your family.
How to use QR code to read someone’s WhatsApp message
For syncing the mobile version of WhatsApp with the web version via QR code, you need to follow the steps that have been discussed in the following section.
Before going to the steps, you need to understand the following conditions for spying on someone’s WhatsApp messages through this method. These conditions are:
- You need to have access to the target phone. Without having access to the target phone, you cannot scan the QR code on the desktop. Hence, the WhatsApp account would not be synced.
- The target phone should have an active internet connection. Scanning the QR code while keeping the internet connection turned off would not help. So, make sure that the phone is connected to the internet at the time of scanning the QR code.
When you have the target phone in your hands, you need to follow the steps that have been described below.
1. Open WhatsApp on the device
After connecting the phone to the internet (via Wi-Fi or 4G cellular network), you need to find the WhatsApp application on the device. Tap on its icon to open the application.
Now, you need to open Google Chrome on your computer. On most computers, Google Chrome is already there. If there is no Google Chrome on your computer, you need to download and install the browser.
Once Google Chrome is launched on the desktop, you need to open a “New incognito tab”. Now, go to the Chrome menu and check the “Request Desktop Site” option. Finally, open “whatsapp.com” on your Google Chrome browser.
2. Get the target phone and scan QR code
When the WhatsApp website on your desktop has been loaded, you shall find a QR code on the screen. Scanning the code from any WhatsApp account will sync the messages of WhatsApp. You can find all the WhatsApp messages on your smartphone from your desktop.
It is needless to say that you need to scan the QR code from the WhatsApp account that you want to spy. So, you need to get the target phone. Tap WhatsApp on the target phone. Now, you need to follow the steps below.
- On the right-hand side of WhatsApp, you shall find three dots.
- Click on the dots to open more WhatsApp options.
- From the dropdown menu, you need to select the WhatsApp Web.
- Tapping WhatsApp Web will open the QR scanner.
- Use the scanner to scan the QR code on the desktop.
Now, you shall find that WhatsApp has been synced between your desktop and target phone. At this point, you shall be able to view old and new WhatsApp messages of the target phone from your desktop. However, there is an important step that still needs to be followed.
3. Block WhatsApp Web active notification
The final step is blocking the WhatsApp Web active notification. If you do not block WhatsApp Web active notification, the WhatsApp users will easily find out that a desktop version of his WhatsApp account is active on another computer.
Blocking this notification will help you to spy on someone’s WhatsApp secretly without being detected or terminated. To block this notification on the target phone, follow these steps:
For Android users:
- Press and hold WhatsApp Web notifications
- Click on the info icon, and then tap on Block All
There is an alternative method too,
- Open the “Settings” of the target phone
- From Settings, tap on Apps and then tap on WhatsApp
- Tap on Block all notifications to complete the process
For iPhone users, the steps are quite similar:
- Go to the “Settings” of your iPhone
- Tap on “Notifications” and “WhatsApp” respectively
- Now, use the toggle button to “Block all notifications”
Spy on WhatsApp messages by using NEXSPY
The method mentioned above for spying on someone’s WhatsApp messages has some drawbacks. First, you need to have access to the target phone. Otherwise, you would not be able to sync the WhatsApp messages between the target phone and your computer.
Another major drawback is that you cannot access the WhatsApp messages if the user logs out of WhatsApp from all devices.
If you want a more reliable method of spying on someone’s WhatsApp messages, then you should use NEXSPY. You can try a free trial of this application. For using the app for spying on a WhatsApp account, you need to follow the steps provided below.
First, you need to get a license. After that, an account will be created just for you and you will receive your login username and password to your email address.
Login to your account at my.nexspy.com using your received credentials. It’s where all the exciting things will happen.
Inside your account, navigate to Help > Reference Manuals > Installation and Activation where you will find the installation guide for your target device.
Carefully follow the instructions to download and install NEXSPY onto the target phone.
After downloading the app, you need to log in from the same account.
Now, your phone and target phone have been synced.
You can read WhatsApp messages on the target phone in the following ways:
- Data > IMs > WhatsApp
- Data > Key Logs > WhatsApp
Removing the NEXSPY app from the target phone will break the synchronization between the two phones. After the trial version of NEXSPY, you need to switch to the premium versions.
Why do you need to read someone’s WhatsApp messages?
There are many ethical reasons to hack someone’s WhatsApp. For the well-being of someone dear to you, you may need to check his or her WhatsApp messages. Or perhaps, you have trust issues with your employee. Instead of suspecting them for spending their time on WhatsApp, it is better to check their WhatsApp messages. Checking their WhatsApp messages will help you know the loyalty of your employee towards you.
To protect your children
If you have teenage kids at home, you should keep an eye on them. Teenage is the time when a person can indulge in some wrong activities. Your kids may fall into the traps of drug peddlers. They may have complicated relationships. In such cases, parents need to take action to protect their kids.
If you suspect that your kid has indulged in some unlawful or unethical activities, you should check their WhatsApp messages. Asking the kids may not help as many kids do not want to share their problems with their parents.
If your kids are not comfortable in sharing their problems, you can snoop on their WhatsApp messages to understand their problems. Checking the WhatsApp messages will help you to figure out the reasons behind the suspicious behaviors of your kids.
If they are in a problem, you should help them to get out of such a situation. Parents can protect their kids from drug addiction and many bad habits by checking their WhatsApp messages secretly.
To monitor your employees
The relation between employer and employees should be transparent. But, trust issues happen at different points in time. The best-performing employee of your organization may be in touch with your rival business. Sometimes, the productivity of many employees falls drastically.
There could be many reasons behind this. Checking WhatsApp messages will help you in such cases. As an employer, you may suspect an employee to indulge in unethical practices. Spying on WhatsApp messages will also help you to identify such employees.
Recover deleted WhatsApp messages
The methods mentioned above for syncing WhatsApp messages with multiple devices can help you to recover crucial WhatsApp data that you may have mistakenly deleted on your cell phone.
For example, you use both cell phone and desktop versions of WhatsApp. A message deleted on your cell phone’s WhatsApp may remain visible on the desktop version of WhatsApp.
So, these were some of the effective ways to read someone’s WhatsApp messages without their phone. Before reading their messages ensure that you get the consent of the person. Also, check the local regulations about tracking someone else’s WhatsApp messages.