WHATSAPP is the world's most popular messaging service which makes it a prime target for hackers.
Despite tough security like end-to-end encryption, cunning fraudsters have found ways to trick their way into people's accounts.
The end goal is usually money – whether it's getting hold of yours, or that of friends and family.
But how on Earth can you tell if your account is being snooped on?
Well, there are some telltale signs worth being aware of.
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WhatsApp Web is great for using your account via a computer but it also means someone could abuse it to see your conversations.
However, you can see a list of devices connected to your account.
If you see any unfamiliar, that could mean you've been compromised.
Thankfully, you can log them out there and then.
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To have a look, open WhatsApp and go to Settings.
Tap Linked Devices.
Here, you'll see a full list of devices that have access to your WhatsApp account.
Select any that are unfamiliar and tap the Log Out button.
Look out for strange changes to your account
If something odd is happening with your account, this could also be a sign someone is snooping.
This can range from your profile photo randomly changing, to messages being sent to friends that you didn't write.
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Slow applications can be an indication of spyware being installed, not just for WhatsApp but any app.
This is especially the case if other apps are working just fine.
What to do if you notice changes
If you're convinced someone has access to your account when they shouldn't, it might be a good idea to reset.
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Ensure anything precious is backed up, like photos and videos.
Then uninstall and delete the app, and download and reinstall again.
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