How To Tell Who Viewed Your WhatsApp Profile
WhatsApp is one of the most popular chat apps in the world, with more than 2 billion users around the globe in 2021. One common question about the app is whether it is possible to tell who has viewed your profile.
Can you see if anyone is checking you out or stalking you on the app? Can you control who sees your status, updates, or who can contact you? In this article, I will answer these questions and more.
Controlling Your Privacy on WhatsApp
- Controlling Your Privacy on WhatsApp
- Can I see who Viewed my WhatsApp Profile??
- How to Protect Your Information
- Can I See who is Stalking me on Whatsapp?
- Blocking on WhatsApp
- Will Someone Know if I Check their Last Seen on WhatsApp?
- Can you see When Someone Has Viewed your WhatsApp Story?
- How to See Who Viewed Your Status
- Frequently Asked Questions
As with any social network, there are people who you don’t want to communicate with online. How much control does WhatsApp give you over who can see your information?
In fact, you have a great deal of control over this information. WhatsApp lets you control who can see when you were last online, who can see your profile photo, who can see your “About” information, who can see your status, whether or not you send read receipts upon request, and whether you share your live location.
Can I see who Viewed my WhatsApp Profile??
If you’re wondering who is viewing your WhatsApp profile, you won’t be able to see that information.
WhatsApp does not maintain logs of who has viewed whose profile. Profile visits aren’t counted or displayed. There are apps (banned from the app store that you have to sideload onto your phone, which should tell you something) that claim to be able to provide this information, but they aren’t telling the truth.
In all honesty, there are no apps for this because WhatsApp is such a basic use app. You can have a status, but it is not like you post photos or are trying to garner likes from the outside world. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your views on privacy), it’s simply not possible to see if someone has viewed your profile or not.
How to Protect Your Information
Depending on how your settings are programmed determines who can see what information about your WhatsApp profile. You can authorize your viewing audience for everyone, contacts only, or no one.
Changing these settings is very easy.
- Tap on Settings.
- Tap on Account.
- Tap on Privacy and make changes as you see fit.
Can I See who is Stalking me on Whatsapp?
Yes, and no. You can only see who is stalking you if they’ve added you already. WhatsApp is a straightforward app. If someone wants to talk to you, they can call or send you a text if they have you in their contacts or if you can find you via a search. The most anyone can do to stalk you on WhatsApp short of getting in touch with you (at which point you know they’re a stalker, obviously) is to check your profile out for changes.
But WhatsApp isn’t a social media app in the way that things like Facebook are; generally, you put your status information on your profile and then forget about it. Other than watching your status, there isn’t any information for a stalker to collect, and there’s no way for you to see that they’re paying attention.
If you are really worried about a stalker, then you can always try to figure out who it would be, stalkers are usually known to you, or you can just not use your status as a real-time update on what you are doing. No stalker is going to be able to use “Feeling Great Today!” to find out anything about you other than you’re in a great mood.
Blocking on WhatsApp
Although WhatsApp doesn’t notify you who is viewing your information, they do give you a lot of control over who is able to see it. If you’re concerned about someone viewing your WhatsApp profile, you can set your privacy settings so no one can see your information or contacts only.
WhatsApp can automatically upload all of your contacts from your phone. If you’d like to check these for privacy you can tap on the new chat icon in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and scroll through the list.
If you’d like to block one, here’s how:
- Tap on the contact you’d like to block.
- Tap on the i with a circle around it.
- Click Block.
From here you can report or block the contact. Once this is done, they’ll no longer be able to view your WhatsApp profile.
Will Someone Know if I Check their Last Seen on WhatsApp?
No, currently, no one can check if you’ve looked at their Last Seen on WhatsApp, and there are now no apps that let you track this. This is good news if you want to check who has also seen the other person’s story but isn’t useful for anything else.
All you can see is who saw it, not how many times or the different features on the App. Only the person who put the photos on their story can see that information. If you keep checking their story, watch out because if you have receipts turned on, they can see how many times you viewed it.
Can you see When Someone Has Viewed your WhatsApp Story?
Absolutely, If you and the other person has turned on their receipts. Whatsapp works on the “it’s only fair” mantra. If they can see who’s viewed your story, you can see theirs. On the flip side, if you want to stay private, don’t turn this option on.
- Go to your Privacy Settings by going to your Settings tab.
- Go to the bottom of the page and click Read receipts.
After turning on “Read receipts,” both you and the other person who has turned on receipts will be able to see each other’s WhatsApp story. This can be handy if you are worried about a stalker because if the other person has their read receipts on you can see how often they are looking at your story.
How to See Who Viewed Your Status
If you’d like to see who viewed your status, you can. Unlike your profile, the Status updates on WhatsApp do alert you to who may be stalking, or simply checking out, your account.
To check who has viewed your status simply click the “eye” icon at the bottom and it will show your views.
Keep in mind that your Status only lasts for 24 hours, after that you won’t be able to see who viewed the content you posted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Someone said they caught me looking at their profile. How is this possible?
If someone caught you snooping, you aren’t alone. More often than not the other user is merely guessing (albeit making a very good guess apparently). It’s likely the other user saw that you were online and messaged you to see if you were actually viewing their profile. Of course, if you viewed their Story, made mention of a profile change, or messaged them it’s safe to say this is how they knew you were checking their profile.
On the other hand, if you opened their chat (even accidentally) WhatsApp may have alerted the user that you were typing. This would, of course, indicate that you were viewing their profile.
Should I use a third-party service to see who viewed my profile?
This certainly isn’t advisable for several reasons. The first being that most of the sites and apps that promise to show you who’s visiting your WhatsApp profile are scams. This could be for reasons such as to gain access to your account or to charge for a service they can’t actually provide.
Another reason we don’t recommend this as an option is because we already know WhatsApp doesn’t store this information, so it begs the question how a third-party service could possibly know something the developers don’t? If you are desperate to know who’s viewing your profile and opt for a third-party service be sure to read the reviews and do research on the developers first.