There will be some people in your WhatsApp contacts who are regularly stalking your profile without even letting you know (for example, maybe your crush, ex, relative, colleague, or someone else). Obviously, you will be curious to find out who is stalking your profile.
Well, this is our topic for today’s tutorial. We will discuss whether it is possible to know who has viewed your WhatsApp profile or not. There are some third-party apps which claim to do that. We will look into them in detail and check whether they are real or just another scam. Let’s get started!
Is it possible to find who viewed your WhatsApp profile?
The short and simple answer to this question is NO. There is no way you can find out who viewed your WhatsApp profile. Why is it so because WhatsApp doesn’t have such feature. Although you can view who viewed your status and messages on WhatsApp but you can’t directly find if someone is stalking you.
If you talk about other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, then there are some chances stalkers can leave footprints after stalking your profile such as leaving a like on your photo, viewing your stories or highlights, etc., but this is also not possible on WhatsApp.
What about the apps that claims to find WhatsApp stalkers?
There are couple of third-party apps available from unknown sources which claims to help you find out who viewed your WhatsApp profile. You may also find many articles on the internet recommending you to use these apps but we want to clear the fact that none of these apps actually work.
As you may know, WhatsApp doesn’t have an API (short for Application Programming Interface) which allows other apps to interact with and retrieve information from WhatsApp. This is the reason why third-party apps can’t find out who is stalking your profile.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media services have APIs, that’s why they can connect with other third-party apps/websites but this feature is not available on WhatsApp at this moment. This means third-party apps are no way connected with WhatsApp and they are total scam.
We don’t recommend you to install any app on your phone for checking who viewed your WhatsApp profile. These apps go against WhatsApp’s terms of service. Apart from that, they also possess various security risks for your device especially if an app asks for device administrative permissions.
How to know who viewed your WhatsApp status
WhatsApp has a built-in feature which allows you to find out who has viewed your WhatsApp status. Here’s how you can check it –
- Open WhatsApp on your phone.
- Move to the Status tab.
- Open the status you have posted.
- Now click the view (eye) icon at the bottom.
- Next, you will see a list of people who have viewed your status. You can also see the time when they viewed it.
If you want to show your WhatsApp status to specific people only, then there is a feature available for that. We have already posted a detailed article on this topic which you can read from the link given above.
How to know who viewed your messages
Another feature on WhatsApp allows you to check who has read your messages. You may already know about this feature. If you see double blue tick mark on a message, it means that the recipient has read it.
To get more information about that, simply select the message by long-pressing on it and then click info (i) icon at the upper right corner. This will open the message information where you can check when you message was delivered and read by the recipient.
Similarly, you can also check who has read your messages on WhatsApp groups. Simply, tap on the message to select it and then click the info icon. In the message info page, you will see a list of people divided in two section: Read by and Delivered to.
How to hide your WhatsApp profile
Some of you may want to hide your WhatsApp profile from unknown people. There is a feature in WhatsApp privacy settings where you can manage who can see your personal info. Follow this step-by-step guide –
- Open WhatsApp on your phone.
- Click three dots menu button at the upper right corner of the screen.
- Go to Settings > Account > Privacy.
- Here you can change your profile picture, about (bio) and last seen privacy. There are three options available –
- Everyone – This means anyone can see your profile picture or about. It is set as default.
- Nobody – As the name suggest, this makes your profile completely privacy means no one can see your personal info.
- My Contacts – When this option is set, only your saved contacts will be able to view your WhatsApp profile.
Frequently asked questions
1. Can you view others WhatsApp profile without letting them know?
YES, of course. If you can’t find out who viewed your profile, then others can’t also find if your viewed their profile. Feel free to stalk anyone on WhatsApp. They are not going to find out that you are stalking them. 😉
2. Can you hide your WhatsApp status from specific people?
Yes, you have full power to choose with whom you want to share your WhatsApp status. Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Status. There you can set who can view your WhatsApp status. Choose My contacts except option to specifically target people whom you want to exclude from viewing your status.
3. Can you prevent specific people from viewing your WhatsApp profile?
Unfortunately, there is no feature to exclude specific people from viewing your profile unlike WhatsApp status. However, if you don’t want someone to view your WhatsApp profile, you can either block him or remove him from your contact list and then change your privacy to My Contacts. For more information on this topic, read our guide on how to hide your WhatsApp profile picture from specific people.
So that’s everything you need to know about this tutorial. We hope you got all your doubts cleared. Summing up everything, we have concluded that it is impossible to find out who is stalking your WhatsApp profile. If any of your question got missed, let us know in the comments below so we can help you out. At last, don’t forget to share this post with your friends and stay tuned with us for more interesting tutorials.