As one of the most popular messaging apps, you can be sure that your friend, family member or co-worker is using WhatsApp one way or another. If you are worried that your child is skipping school or that your spouse is not honest about their whereabouts, you can use this widely popular messaging app to locate them without them knowing. There are several ways you can do that and each one is perfectly legal, not to mention may help you keep your child safe or catch a cheating spouse.
Regardless of the reason you need to track someone’s location through WhatsApp without them knowing, the following methods are some of the most effective.
1. How to Share Location with Others on WhatsApp
Instead of choosing to resort to drastic measures to get someone’s location via WhatsApp, you can simply ask the person to share their location with you. WhatsApp like many other apps has an in-built feature that allows users to share their real-time location with others. The location sharing feature makes it very easy for you to get the exact location of the individual which can come in handy when you want to make sure your child is in school or at home when they say they are.
Here’s how you can share location with your contacts via WhatsApp;
Step 1: Open a chat or a group chat in WhatsApp and then tap on the attach file symbol.
Step 2: Click on “Location” in the options presented and then choose “share location.”
Step 3: You will see the exact location of the phone using “Google Maps.” You can then just click on “Send Your Current Location” to share the location with your contacts.
You can share your current location for 15 minutes, 1 hour or eight hours.
2. Track WhatsApp Location via Command Prompt
Another easy way to track WhatsApp is to use the command prompt feature on your computer. This can only obviously work with WhatsApp Web but it is highly effective and very easy to do. The following simple steps will show you how;
Step 1: Begin by opening WhatsApp Web and start a chat with the person you want to track to obtain their IP address.
Step 2: Close all apps running in the background (except the browser you are using) to prevent interfering with the process. Then on your keyboard, hit Ctrl + Alt + Delete to open the task manager.
Step 3: Hit Win +R on your keyboard to open the “Run” function on the keyboard. Type in “cmd” on the field and then hit enter.
Step 4:: In the command prompt that appears, type in “netstat-an” and then hit enter. Write down the IP address that appears before closing the command prompt.
Step 5: You can then go to http://www.ip-adress.com/ip_tracer/ and enter the IP address to determine its exact location.
3. Track someone’s Location Chatting on WhatsApp via Tracking Link
You can also easily create the tracking link that you send to the person you want to track. This tracking link will then provide you with information about the person’s whereabouts. Here’s how to do that;
Step 1: To begin, you need to create a free web hosting account. You can do that at My3gb, 000webhost or even Hostgator. Log in to your account and then click on “File Manager.” Download the ZIP file names “Tracking ZIP File.”
Step 2: Unzip the downloaded file to extract the 3 files in it. Now, upload the files in the root (public _html) folder of the file manager in your hosting account.
Step 3: The link you need to send to the device you are tracking will be named; Techhacks.my3gb.com
You can find all the information you need about the device you are tracking on the log.txt file on your root folder.
4. Find IP Address on WhatsApp via InspectLet
InspectLet is a service that allows users to track the IP address of any person you are chatting with on WhatsApp or Facebook. To use it, you just need to register here; https://www.inspectlet.com/ and then log in to your account. You will then be provided with a tracking code that you can send to the person you wish to track. Once they open the link with the code, InspectLet will begin to send you the location of their device and other data.
5. Track WhatsApp Account and Data without them knowing
So far, all the methods we’ve described above require that you either send a link to the person you are trying to track or that they voluntarily share their location with you. Sometimes this is not an option especially when you want to track the WhatsApp account without the device owner knowing. In this case, you need a solution that can provide you with all the information you need while remaining stealthy.
This solution is Spymer, an elite tracking solution that allows you remotely access to the WhatsApp data on the device you are tracking. With this spy app, you can monitor and export WhatsApp chat history and attachments on any iPhone, or iPad without the owner ever knowing about your activities. You can read the messages, watch the videos, see and extract the images and even delete WhatsApp data if you need to.
To use it, make sure that the target device is backed up with iTunes or the iCloud backup is enabled on the target device and that the two-factor authentication feature is turned off, then follow these very simple steps;
Step 1: Download and install Spymer to your computer. You can use the free trial version.
Step 2: Launch the program and then go through the set-up process. Then, enter the target person’s name and age. Click “Next” to continue.
Step 3. Select ‘Scan the iTunes Backup’ option if the target phone has been backed up with iTunes, or select ‘Enter iCloud Credentials’ if there is no an iTunes backup.
Step 4: If what you select is ‘Enter iCloud Credentials’, you will be required to enter the target person’s Apple ID and password to access their information and then click on “Verify.”
Step 5: In the next window, select the device you want to monitor and then click on “Next” to continue.
Step 6: Spymer will analyze and scan the device and display all data on it in the next window. Click on “WhatsApp” on the left to view WhatsApp data. If you need to, select some of the data and click “Export to Computer” to save the data to your computer.
With Spymer, you can easily track WhatsApp data without the device owner’s knowledge, making it the ideal solution for checking in on your children or that errant spouse. Let us know how each of the methods we mentioned above worked for you.