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5 Ways to Track Someone on WhatsApp without Them Knowing

author_icon Megan Evans time_icon Last updated Aug 13, 2020 08:14 pm

Being one of the best free chatting platforms, WhatsApp has over 2 billion users around the world and becomes so relevant, meaning it may give you an insight into a person's life. Especially if you want to track their movements, WhatsApp will be very useful.

Then how to track WhatsApp user location? Well, it is not as difficult you may think. There are a few WhatsApp location tracking techniques that are easily available. And we also found out some of them don't actually work. So, we will detail some genuine ways as well as disclose the fake ways below.

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Official Way: Track WhatsApp User with Share Location

The official way to track WhatsApp user location is easy. You have to use the sharing feature of WhatsApp itself to track the location. Once the other party accepts your sharing request, you can check the real-time location immediately. However, since you have to ask the person for permission, there are possibilities that he can refuse or stop the sharing anytime. If you don't mind, keep reading how can you track someone on WhatsApp with this method below; if you want to find out how to find people's location on WhatsApp without them knowing, jump to the 3rd-party solution directly.

How to Track WhatsApp Number Location with Share Location

Step #1: Open WhatsApp on mobile and tap on the name of the recipient, whom you want to send the location.

Step #2: Now, tap on the 'Plus' icon.

Step #3: After that, you'll see a popping window, tap on 'Location' and allow WhatsApp to access your mobile's location.

choose location on whatsapp

Step #4: A map will appear, tap on 'Share Live Location'. A warning message will appear. Tap 'OK' and choose the period you would want to share your location.

share live location on whatsapp

Step #5: Tap 'Send'.

The location share feature can track WhatsApp user location in real-time. If you are moving, it will show it and show you movements as well.

Technical Way: Locate Someone with Online WhatsApp Location Tracker

So, the technical way of tracking WhatsApp location without them knowing involves using professional location tracker application.

There are numerous online services, but we recommend using KidsGuard Pro. It allows you track a cell phone's location not only on WhatsApp in real-time, and offers you with great insight into several aspects of the device without notifying them. It is in a way like your private detective, minus all the money wasted and the chances of you being creepy.

Don't worry; this program is easily available. You only have to install it on the target device, and it will start working in the background. Then, you don't need to touch the target device. But you will be able to track target's every movement via an online portal.

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track location on kidsguard pro online dashboard

How to Locate Someone on WhatsApp using KidsGuard Pro

With only 3 simple steps, you can start to track WhatsApp user location:

Step #1: Start by creating an account with KidsGuard Pro. Then, purchase a plan, get all the advanced tracking features.

register kidsguard pro account

Step #2: After the purchase, you will be navigated to the 'My Products and Orders Management' page. Click on the 'Setup Guide,' and you will have access to the relevant downloading site. Then access the target device. Install the app there and complete the necessary configuration.

install kidsguard pro on someone's phone

Step #3: After the configuration is finished, go back to its website and hit 'Verify Setup' to check everything. Now, you can choose 'Location' and any other 30+ options in the left menu. Every aspect of the target phone can be monitored from there remotely.

kidsguard pro online dashboard to monitor someone's phone

With KidsGuard Pro, you can

  • Check every movement of the target on the detailed map without them knowing;

  • View their route history with accurate details (coordinates, address, date and time);

  • Set safe and dangerous barriers, and get alerted with a Geofence feature;

  • As bonus, you can track all WhatsApp messages and know who they chatted with;

  • Track someone through a completely web based dashboard that can open on any web browser on any device;

  • Never be concerned about your data pricacy as it employs top security measures to ensure that all your private data is safe.

If I want to find out how to track WhatsApp number location without them knowing, I wouldn't think twice about using KidsGuard Pro. It is my go to solution in all scenarios. Further, there are a lot of added features as well, like call recording, message monitoring, other social media tracking and so much more.

Fake Ways to Track WhatsApp User Location

We have discussed the official of tracking WhatsApp location and the Technical way of doing this, which involves using an efficient WhatsApp location tracker called KidsGuard Pro. But it is time to discuss the fake ways.

Yes, you read it. The fake ways to track WhatsApp user location. This is actually to inform the reader about the trending WhatsApp location tracking methods mostly used to scam people. There are 3 methods, and we will be discussing the steps in detail.

1. Command Prompt

Step #1: You have to use a desktop or a laptop to execute this method. You should open the WhatsApp web and start a chat with the person whose location you want to track.

Step #2: Then, you need to close all the background app using the Task Manager, which can be opened by pressing 'Win+R' keys together. Type 'cmd' to run the command prompt.

Step #3: Now, type 'netstat-an' and hit 'Enter'. An IP address will appear on the screen, write it down. No that, you have the IP address, trace the exact location.

Sadly, the steps are not as simple as they are described—especially the part where you trace the IP address. But even if you go through all the steps, you will find that this method doesn't work.

command prompt on computer

2. Tracking Links

Another way of tracking WhatsApp location you will find on the internet that involves using Tracking Links. It requires you to create a tracking link and send it to the target person. When that person clicks on that link, you will receive their location. Here's how to find someone on WhatsApp:

Step #1: You have create a free web hosting account on Hostgator and My3gb, etc.

Step #2: Go to the 'File manager' option and download 'Tracking ZIP File' to your computer.

Step #3: Extract and upload the files to file manager's root (public_html) folder.

Step #4: Send the link to the person you want to locate.

This is not an easy task. Even if you were able to create a download link and were able to send it, no one clicks on unknown links these days. But we still tried to execute this procedure, and it failed to get the real location.

use hostgator to create a tracking link

3. Inspectlet

Inspectlet is a service to track the IP address of the person with whom you were chatting on WhatsApp. Here's how to track WhatsApp number location:

Step #1: You have to create an Inspectlet account and log in.

Step #2: Then, you will receive a code that needs to be sent to the target person.

Step #3: When they click on that link, you will receive location information.

Similar to second fake method, this tool is totally a scam and won't tell you the right IP address.

use inspectlet to locate someone

Conclusion

We have an official way of sharing WhatsApp location, which is somehow hopeless without the user's consent. And multiple fake ways are thriving on the internet and scamming people. So, if you want to really track someone's WhatsApp location, then use KidsGuard Pro. It is a professional tracking tool, efficient and safe to use.

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By Megan Evans

Posted on Aug 12, 2020 ( Updated: Aug 13, 2020 )

A certified content marketing specialist with great passion for Internet and online safety. She is bent on educating the audience about cyber safety tips and tricks.

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