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How To Prevent Others From Reading Your WhatsApp Messages

Do you know the unpleasant feeling, when you are typing a message and somebody sneaks over your shoulder to read it? Something similar – or even worse – can happen to you in WhatsApp. If you are not paying attention for a second, it is possible that somebody manipulates your WhatsApp. Then the person can read all your WhatsApp messages on his/her smartphone from home. We want to show you, how you can prevent this!

Find out, if others read your WhatsApp messages

Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and tap Settings in the bottom right corner. On the settings screen open the option WhatsApp Web/Desktop.

This option usually is for using WhatApp on a PC or Mac, and also on the iPad. If a person scans your QR-code with your iPhone, which is shown on his/her device, this feature could be misused and the person can read your messages. So check on this screen to see, which devices are connected to your WhatsApp account. Generally there are only shown the active connections (besides your iPhone), in case you are using WhatsApp on another device, e.g. PC, Mac or another iOS device.

Disconnect from WhatsApp connections with other devices

You can disconnect from single connections by swiping it to the left and tapping Log out.


You can also disconnect from all connections at once by choosing Log out from all computers. If you have any doubt, we recommend using this option to play safe. Then you can connect your device again. You can use our guide for doing this.

You can protect your privacy and defend yourself against unauthorized readers with this trick.

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