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About WhatsApp

WhatsApp enables users of iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Nokia Symbian60 devices to exchange text messages, images, audio and video messages with one another.

Headquarters Location

1601 Willow Road

Menlo Park, California, 94025,

United States

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WhatsApp Patents

WhatsApp has filed 143 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Videotelephony
  • Social networking services
  • Instant messaging clients
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Email, Videotelephony, Social networking services, Windows instant messaging clients, Instant messaging


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Latest WhatsApp News

The trick to know the exact position of a contact

Mar 19, 2023

Home » Technology » The trick to know the exact position of a contact byarchywordys No Comments With over 2 billion users, WhatsApp is definitely one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. But, apart from the many features you already know, did you know that it is also possible to locate a contact anywhere and define their exact position, without them even knowing it? We tell you more. Localisation – Source : spm In recent years, WhatsApp has become the main communication tool across the world. In addition to being able to instantly chat with loved ones or colleagues, the platform, which belongs to the Meta group, also offers the possibility of making calls, sharing photos, audios, videos and other multimedia files. But the other side of the decor is less pleasing: the application is also a privileged playground for malicious scammers and even leads to the temptation of infidelity. Distrust and suspicion are therefore always in order. It just so happens that there is a way to check a person’s location so that you can locate them quickly. This can also be very practical for finding a vulnerable person who has gotten lost or for monitoring rebellious teenagers. In this sense, a survey conducted by Restore Privacy indicated that it is possible to deduce the exact location of a person with an accuracy of 80%, simply by measuring the time it takes for the person to receive the confirmation. that the message has been sent and received. In addition, the study was carried out in other instant messaging applications such as Signal and Threema, and an accuracy of 74% was determined in the location of the person. Read also: How to free up storage space on WhatsApp and Telegram? However, to achieve this, one must first send the message to the contact in question, then measure the time it takes for the application to display the message reception indicator, via the “Logs” or the codes of ‘mail. This time will indicate the distance the message had to travel before reaching the person’s mobile. Note that this time varies depending on where the user is located. In the same way, different measurement expeditions can be made, in order to know the location of the person and to obtain the time that elapses until the reception indicator appears as a reference. Noticed : the people involved in the study asked WhatsApp that, to avoid any unannounced intrusion or suspicion, the sending time should be between one and twenty seconds, in an attempt to escape this problem. You probably already know that it only takes a moment of inattention and recklessness to attract prying eyes or malicious actions. If you leave your mobile unattended for a few minutes, anyone can scan the QR code and install WhatsApp Web on their computer using your account. In which case, you will only have to do a small check in the configuration of WhatsApp to see if there is another active session on a computer. It is recalled that when the messages are already read on the computer, they also appear with the blue double check on the mobile phone. To find out if there is another active session, simply follow these steps: Open the WhatsApp app. Select “WhatsApp Web” from the menu. On the next screen, you will be able to see in which devices you are logged in. Open whatsapp – Source: spm The real-time location feature is very convenient for easily sharing your location with your contacts, both during an individual chat and in a group. The advantage is that this feature allows the user to control how long they want to share their location. He can therefore interrupt this sharing at any time. Read also: Whatsapp will no longer work on these cell phones from December 31 Here is the procedure to follow: Enable location permission for WhatsApp on your Smartphone. Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Advanced options > App permissions > Location. Then go to the app, choose the conversation you want to share your location in > Tap Join > Location > Live Location. Select how long you want to share your location in real time. The location will stop being shared after the desired time. Read also: WhatsApp will soon stop you from taking screenshots (but here’s how to get around the problem)

WhatsApp Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was WhatsApp founded?

    WhatsApp was founded in 2009.

  • Where is WhatsApp's headquarters?

    WhatsApp's headquarters is located at 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park.

  • What is WhatsApp's latest funding round?

    WhatsApp's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did WhatsApp raise?

    WhatsApp raised a total of $60M.

  • Who are the investors of WhatsApp?

    Investors of WhatsApp include Meta and Sequoia Capital.

  • Who are WhatsApp's competitors?

    Competitors of WhatsApp include CircleIt, Hike, Feedback Medical, 11Sight, Telegram, LINE Corporation, Vula Mobile, Voxer, Armour Comms, Kik Interactive and 18 more.

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