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Beware WhatsApp Users, This New App Is Spying On You

Chatwatch Knows It All

(Last Updated On: April 3, 2018)

Aren’t you curious to know if how long your best friend is chatting on WhatsApp? Or is your better half is still online after you go off to sleep?

Beware users as someone out there might be spying on you.  The new app namely Chatwatch allow others users to track when you are online on WhatsApp and makes a pattern of your activity.

What, you have kept your ‘last seen’ feature hidden? Doesn’t matter as Chatwatch can still spy and tell others how often you use WhatsApp and can also estimate when you go to bed every day.

Creepy, isn’t it? It seems that Facebook uses the same methodology to spy on us all the time through its own app as well as through the companies it owns like WhatsApp and Instagram. Only this time, the tables are tilted a bit (if not completely turned) and we are able to see the data that these apps steal.

Chatwatch simply takes advantage of WhatsApp’s public online/offline status feature to let others know when you are ready to talk in a span of 24 hours, Lifehacker reported. Using the data, the app is able to get a pattern of your WhatsApp usage and even estimate the time you go to bed (or rather finally goes off to sleep as most of us takes our phones to bed).

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It does not end here. If you download Chatwatch, the app will let you know which two of your contacts were talking to each other at what time for what duration. The app believes that if two of your friends were both online for the same consecutive five minutes in the not-so-usual hours like late night, there is a decent chance they were messaging each other on WhatsApp.

Chatwatch is said to have been developed to put in the light how Facebook handles our data, along with how other companies access and analyze it. Chances are high that WhatsApp will find a way to block Chatwatch soon so why not make some hay while the sun is still shining. What say?

Just a small catch- Unlike most of the other apps, Chatwatch is NOT free. In fact, it is expensive.

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