WhatsApp is one of the most popular applications in Spain, and over time it has become one of the most used means of communication. A tool that has a series of hidden tricks that allow you to get the most out of it, such as one that offers the possibility of knowing where a contact is located without having to send their location.
The Facebook-owned tool makes it possible to know where a contact is while writing. For this, it is enough that said person submit your location by pressing the specific button within the conversation. However, a trick has recently been discovered that allows you to know the location of a contact without having to ask that person to send it.
To perform this trick you have to take into account two important details: it is absolutely necessary to use a Windows 10 computer and WhatsApp Web, the desktop version of the messaging application. In addition, it is worth mentioning that this function can be used if you are curious but you must always maintain and respect the privacy of others.
Discover the location
To use this trick, the first thing to keep in mind is that It does not matter the phone where you have the WhatsApp account, since the really important thing is to have a computer with Windows 10 as the operating system. In fact, this process does not work on the MacBook or Apple MAC.
The first thing to do is open WhatsApp Web on the computer and then close all the tabs that are running in the background, as indicated from adn40. In addition, you also have to take into account that you need have a recent conversation with that person whose location you want to know. The next steps to comply with are the following:
- Pulsar Control + Alt + Supr to open the Task Manager of Windows.
- Now squeeze Win + R to open the function Run and then write ‘cmd’ in the field and hit Enter.
- At that moment a command prompt will appear, where you have to type ‘netstat-an’ and then hit Enter. This will bring up the IP address of the other person.
- Finally, go to this page and enter the IP address. In this way, the nearby location of that contact will appear immediately.
Once these steps are completed, you can already know the location of one of the contacts in the messaging application, but keep in mind that it will only work if that user also has WhatsApp Web active. In addition, it is also important to note that the location received is the nearby location and not the live location.
In real time
It is possible that WhatsApp fixes this security breach, so this trick may not be available indefinitely. However, there are also other ways to get the location of a user without the latter sending it, but it would be to resort to third-party websites, such as IPlogger, to know exactly where the other person is.
If you want to see where a contact is in real time, ask them to send their location. To do this, just tap on the button of a clip symbol on Android and on ‘+’ on iPhone, and then on ‘Location’ and in ‘Real-time location’. At that time you can choose whether you want to share this information for 15 minutes, 1 hour or 8 hours.
Only in this way can you know the exact place where a contact is, even if it is in motion. If you use this option, you should know that you can also stop sharing the location by just closing the window that is being used or click on the ‘Stop sharing’ button.