How To Regain Access To Your Hacked WhatsApp Account

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How To Recover Your Hacked WhatsApp Account In A Flash

WhatsApp is a free mobile application that users can use to send messages and make video and voice calls. The application is used by more than 2 billion people in different parts of the world. Using the app, users can also share pictures, documents, and locations, among many other functions.

Although the WhatsApp message encryption feature offers a high level of security, . What is more, recovering a by yourself is not easy. DoNotPay can help you retrieve your hacked WhatsApp account quickly and easily.

Signs that Your WhatsApp Account Has Been Hacked

Having your WhatsApp hacked can be your worst nightmare, not forgetting that it is also a serious violation of your privacy. Getting hacked means that an unauthorized third party now has access to all your chats, media, and other types of sensitive information. What is worse, they can reply to your messages and commit crimes. This is just the tip of the iceberg as to how much damage such an unauthorized person can cause.

If you are wondering if your WhatsApp has been hacked, the following are some telltale signs that your worst fears might be reality:

1. You cannot log in to your account

WhatsApp cannot run on two devices at the same time. So, if you are facing challenges logging in to your account, chances are that someone may have access to your account.

2. Look at your WhatsApp Web

This feature allows users to use the app from their browser. The unfortunate thing, however, is that hackers can access your WhatsApp Web and see your chats and statuses. If you want to know if someone has hacked your WhatsApp Web, follow these steps:

  • After opening the app, select menu
  • Click on 'WhatsApp Web'
  • Check to see the number of devices that have access to your account
  • If you notice any suspicious activity, you have probably been hacked.

How to Recover Your Hacked WhatsApp Account on Your Own

Recover your account on your own with these steps:

  1. Using your phone number, sign in to your account. Verify this number by submitting the 6-digit code sent to you via SMS.
  2. After successfully entering the code, the person using your account will be automatically logged out.

At other times, you may be prompted to enter a two-step verification code. If you cannot access this code, the person using your WhatsApp may have enabled two-step verification. In this case, it will take 7 days to log in to your account without the two-step verification. Notwithstanding whether you have this code or not, the unauthorized party was already logged out once you submitted the 6-digit code.

How to Prevent Your WhatsApp Account from Being Hacked

Here are five tips to keep in mind to prevent hackers from accessing your WhatsApp account:

1. Use end-to-end encryption

Make sure that your chats are end-to-end encrypted. This ensures that only you and the recipient of the message can access your chats.

2. Do not click on any suspicious links

A rule of thumb is never to click on any link that seems fishy.

3. Take advantage of private settings

Use WhatsApp private options and select the "Contacts only" option. This means that only people saved in your contact list can view your status, see your profile picture, and phone number.

4. Deactivate your account if your phone is stolen

In case your phone is stolen, which is very common, deactivate your account immediately before someone hacks your account.

5. Always log out of WhatsApp Web

Develop the practice of logging out of your WhatsApp Web before leaving the office. If you do not do this, someone else using the same PC can access all your personal information.

Next Steps if You Can't Recover Your Hacked WhatsApp Account by Yourself

Recovering a hacked WhatsApp account by yourself can be very daunting, especially if you have to wait for up to seven days to reactivate it. The good news, however, is that DoNotPay can do this for you easily.

How to Recover Your Hacked WhatsApp Account with DoNotPay

Here are the steps to take to recover your hacked account with DoNotPay:

  1. Open the Recover Hacked Account product on DoNotPay and tell us the name of the company or platform of your hacked account.
  2. Enter the information associated with your account, such as your username.
  3. Tell us whether you have paid for the account and would like a refund.
  4. And that’s it! We will send a demand letter on your behalf with a two-week deadline for the company’s representatives to help you recover your account.

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