That WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging application in the world has its good and bad things. On the one hand, you can find virtually any person, any phone number. On the other, its huge user base makes it a target for all types of criminals and identity thieves. If you have stolen WhatsApp account, it can only be due to one thing: you have shared with someone the code that the application sends you by SMS to log in. Another person with this code can easily access your WhatsApp.
The good part is that even though you can enter, you will not be able to see your message history. The backup of these chats is saved on your device or Drive, so without it, you cannot restore it in any way.
That said, recovering your stolen WhatsApp account is a priority, of course. You can do it quite easily, although there is a problem that can make everything difficult: if the thief has activated the verification in two steps, you will have to wait a week to access again.
Why? Because anyone with access to your account can go to Settings> Account> Verification in two steps and there establish a six-digit PIN that only she knows. This will prevent you from entering your account normally.
That’s why it’s convenient to act fast. As soon as you detect that your WhatsApp account has been stolen, you should hurry to avoid that the other person establishes this authentication in two steps.
We tell you what you should do.
Access your account, but without sharing the SMS
As we have already said, if someone has entered your WhatsApp account from another mobile it is because you have shared the access SMS. There’s no other way.
The only way to recover it is to access again, but now taking care not to share said SMS. It will reach your mobile phone and with it, you can enter.
Once you are inside your account, the other person will automatically be expelled. There cannot be two mobiles connected to the same account.
Use the advanced search function
Do you find it difficult to locate content or attachments in your conversations? Very soon it will be much easier to search in WhatsApp photos, videos, GIFs, documents or links in the chats: the platform prepares a new advanced search function.
This is revealed by a report by WABetaInfo, the portal specializing in WhatsApp news, which states that the platform intends to improve the search function within the chats so that users find it easier and faster to find the content they want. They are interested.
At the moment, the advanced search of WhatsApp is not available, but from WABetaInfo they explain that it will arrive at the beta version of iOS soon. Later, the feature will be available also for the beta version of WhatsApp for Android, and after making sure that the operation is working correctly will come to the stable version for all users.
But what is this new function? As its name suggests, it is an evolution of conventional search that allows you to search WhatsApp chats more efficiently and accurately.
As you can see in the screenshots that we leave you below, the new feature allows you to select the type of content you want to locate: photos, GIFs, videos, links, documents or voice notes.
When you click on a file type you will see all the messages that contain the selected item, with a preview that will help you find the message you are looking for.
In addition, it also has a section where you can check the search history, which has a button to delete in case you do not want to keep the terms you searched for previously.
The advanced search of WhatsApp that will be available soon joins other improvements in which the platform works to optimize the user experience, such as the redesign of the settings menu, the new system of invitations for groups or the ordering of states by relevance.