In our current societies, everyone feels increasingly watched. Whether by big brands or governments, the use of facial recognition cameras, for example, is booming!
The fashion for surveillance is becoming more and more worrying…
Today, it is the famous WhatsApp application which is at the heart of the debate. Indeed, you probably all know this application that allows you to send messages. Many people have installed it on their iPhone or Android, but beware, it might hide its true intentions from you!
WhatsApp, like many other applications, allows people who communicate with each other to share their location in order, for example, to find themselves anywhere on the planet. Originally, this system was undoubtedly designed for good reasons, and we must admit that it can really be very practical!
But, like any breakthrough, we can also misuse it. Loss of trust in your spouse, protection of your child: after the acknowledgment of receipt (seen / read), location is the new fashionable surveillance system.
For those who have family members who have alzheimer with the WhatsApp or telegram application you have a shared option real-time location when it comes out take care to activate it so you can find them if necessary
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By pressing a button in the chat, without writing the address of your contact, it will appear on your plan.
But there is a way to retrieve the geolocation without asking the opinion of your contact, indeed some people like to find little tips in the successful application of the Meta group (Facebook).
The trick to locate one of your contacts without them knowing!
First of all, know that you will need a computer to use this trick. But to complicate your task a little, know that you cannot use any computer. You will need to have a PC (and not a Mac for example) and that the latter must be equipped with Windows 10.
You need to have a conversation with the fairly recent person. Log in to the computer version of the Whatsapp application and press Control+Alt+Delete from your PC. This will open the “windows task manager”. From there, you just need to press Win + R to open the function “Run the operating system”, then type “cmd” and finally press the Enter key on your keyboard.
Once all these small actions are done, your Terminal will open and a command will appear, in which you will have to type ‘netstat-an’, press the Enter key on your keyboard again. If all the steps have been done correctly in the correct order, then you will get your contact’s IP address, then with that IP address, you just need to enter it into Google to find the approximate location of the other person.
Important : This trick should never be used to spy on or harm other people. It simply saves time to find an approximate location of one of your contacts.
As you have seen, this method is not necessarily complicated but it is rather long and tedious and will require you to use a computer.
If you want to know where a person is, the easiest way is to ask them!
There is a good chance that people using this technique do it for the wrong reasons, indeed nobody has any particular interest in hiding their location from you, except if you are actually malicious. So don’t use this trick for the wrong reasons.