Social media is excellent. It’s ushered in a new age of communication and expression, unlike anything ever known. However, there are side effects. WhatsApp is a viral instant messaging app. Almost everyone has a WhatsApp account these days, even kids.

This may not necessarily be a bad thing, but you’ve got to admit it. There are a lot of dangers to kids on any type of social media. So what’s a simple, quick, and easy way to make sure the people you care about are staying safe on WhatsApp. To spy on them, of course.

You may view WhatsApp as hard to hack, but with the right tools, it’s not all that difficult.

  • But what are the right tools?
  • You can use a WhatsApp Sniffer, or you can buy a spy tool, but which is better?

That’s what we’ll discuss in this article. But first…


Reasons to Spy on Someone’s WhatsApp Account

There are several reasons to spy on someone’s WhatsApp account. Spying on someone’s social media sounds terrible in a lot of people’s heads. So, here are a few reasons that might resonate with you.

When it’s a child:

  1. They might be talking to people they shouldn’t.
  2. They might be saying things they shouldn’t.
  3. They might be planning things they shouldn’t.

By knowing what they’re up to, you’ll plan accordingly and intercede when necessary.

When it’s your partner:

  1. They might be talking to people they shouldn’t. Not to sound jealous, but no one needs to speak with their ex, that new neighbor, or that so-called best friend for super long periods. Big no.
  2. You’ll get to find out why they’ve been acting fishy or why you’ve been sensing something wrong.

Now let’s take a look at our first spy option: WhatsApp Sniffer.

What is WhatsApp Sniffer?


Though the name might sound kind of cute, WhatsApp Sniffer is a no holds barred, spy app. As the name implies, it only works for WhatsApp. It also only works if the target phone and the other device are connected to the same Wi-Fi. It then uses the Wi-Fi signal to creep on to the target device and steal into their conversation.

Now, the impressive part about WhatsApp Sniffer is that it’s not limited to just one device. You can use it on several devices at once if those devices are Android. This app doesn’t have an iOS version. You also won’t find it on Play Store, but it’s readily available if you google it.

With WhatsApp Sniffer, you’ll be able to see everything your target sees within their WhatsApp account. This includes all received and sent messages, photos, status updates, and videos.

This app recently received an update, adding some new bits to its active impressive feature list. One of these new features is the ability to manage chats. This means that you can easily hop from one WhatsApp account to another. You’re not limited to one conversation, and the process of swapping is ridiculously straightforward.

You’ll also be able to export and import chats as you wish. You can download the conversations to your device’s storage and read them offline or share.

So, to summarize, here are the pros and cons of WhatsApp Sniffer.


  • Completely free. Don’t be fooled by any “premium version; it is free.
  • You can export chats and read them offline.
  • You can view everything the target sees.
  • You can also switch target accounts easily.
  • No rooting or jailbreak required.


  • It doesn’t work on iOS.
  • It only works for WhatsApp.
  • You can only use it if the target is connected to the same Wi-Fi signal and is nearby.
  • There’s no customer support.
  • You’re at risk for viruses and malware because there’s no set link for installation.
  • Because of the above point, programmers might add features to track your data and sent it back to them. The code can be rewritten by whoever’s savvy enough to do so.

Whatsapp Sniffer can be useful, but it’s not particularly reliable or safe. 🙁

There are more dependable means of spying on someone’s WhatsApp account. Next, we’re going to take a look at the best of them.

Best Tools to Spy on WhatsApp

WhatsApp Sniffer is not the only creeper tool around. There are other apps dedicated to ensuring that your curiosity is fulfilled and that you find the information you want. Sometimes it might be challenging to choose which one you’d want to use.

However, there are several scams among these apps. Some apps or services might require you to pay a fee and then not allow you to have access to a single digital conversation. Some might take your money and give you a glitchy service or let you only see a few messages. This can get annoying. 👿

If you’re going to spy, you should do it as efficiently as possible, scrolling through the target’s chats like yours. To help you achieve this ease, we’ve handpicked three of the most functional spy tools available. Keep reading to know more.


mSpy logo mSpy is a top-rated spy app. Its services aren’t only limited to WhatsApp tracking; it can also gain access to other social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Skype, etc.

However, spying on social media apps is available only on jailbroken iPhones and rooted Androids. mSpy runs on Android 4.0+ and all iPhones 6.0+

To track WhatsApp on the target device with mSpy, you should either root (for Androids) or jailbreak (for iPhones) it. With no-jailbreak package you can track only WhatsApp text messages.

mSpy is a paid service, and it has two plans: Basic and Premium.

  • On the Basic plan, you can access your target’s GPS locations, text messages, email, call history, contact logs, browsing history, iMessages, Calendar, notes, and tasks.

  • On the Premium plan, you can do everything in the basic plan, but you’ll also be alerted to changes in the monitored phone like software updates, SIM changes, Wi-Fi networks, etc.

Moreover, you may control some activities on the target device through your device:  block calls, websites, apps, and lock the target device remotely.

However, to start doing all these things, you have to physically install mSpy on the target cell phone. The only way you can do it remotely is if the target’s device is a non-jailbreak iPhone.

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flexispy-logo FlexiSpy has three plans. Premium and Extreme allow you to monitor WhatsApp as well as other social media, including Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, Instagram, Skype, Tinder, iMessage, etc.

Unfortunately, you can only use this tool on jailbroken iPhones and rooted Androids. FlexiSpy supports Android OS 4 upwards and all iOS versions, and it has to be installed on the target phone physically.

  • FlexiSpy Premium has almost every feature of mSpy, allowing you to update the app on the target’s device remotely. With its help, you may track WhatsApp messages (sent, received, deleted) and files. However, it brings out the big guns with the next plan.

  • On the Extreme plan, you can do everything you could on Premium with the addition of a few features. These features allow you to monitor the target phone’s calls. You can record calls made using WhatsApp with VoIP Call Recording feature. You can listen in on any call received or sent and even record them. Finally, you can tune into the target phone’s microphones and record the ambient sounds. Then, you can listen in later.

These features come at a rather hefty price, but if you really want to listen in on phone conversations, we’ll assume your wallet is up to the task.

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Other apps and methods to spy on WhatsApp

There are still more apps made to spy on WhatsApp:

  1. WhatsDog: WhatsDog isn’t really a spy app for WhatsApp. You can’t read people’s chats or anything like that. What you can do is to record when they come online and offline, and details about the time they spent online. It can help you create a calendar and statistics of these times, but that’s it.

  2. WhatsApp Web: WhatsApp Web is a tool created by WhatsApp to allow users to send and receive messages from their computers. However, if you can scan the QR code for the target phone to the computer, you can view the person’s WhatsApp account from the computer. This app only works when the target phone is close to the computer.

  3. MAC Spoofing: This allows you to spy on a target device’s WhatsApp using its unique ID, its Media Access Control. Each phone has a different one, and you can access it by copying the target device’s MAC and cloning it with your device. You’ll have a clone of the target device’s WhatsApp account when you’ve uninstalled and reinstalled WhatsApp. Doing this can take some time and requires that both phones are either rooted or jailbroken.

In conclusion

There are hundreds of ways to sneak into someone’s WhatsApp account.

However, very few will allow you the freedom to read chats and get the information you want. The only tools that have any sort of reliability are paid spy tools. You’ve paid for these tools, and they have full functionality and more features than you might need.

For you to get what you need, a spy tool might be the best option. Or you might miss out on the information you’re searching for.

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