According to reports, ChatWatch, a smartphone application owned by Facebook, enables users to follow the WhatsApp activity of their pals. The programme reportedly uses WhatsApp data to enable users to track the whereabouts of their friends and family members, even when the last seen feature is concealed from the public. You may pay more to watch up to ten people at once by using the app, which costs $2 per week to monitor a pair of numbers.
According to ChatWatch’s official website, users may use the programme to compare chat patterns between individuals they know to determine the likelihood that they will speak to one another during the day by determining when their WhatsApp contacts went to bed and how long they slept.
The software, according to its creators, can also allow users to view the online activity histories of their WhatsApp connections by scrolling through their activity timeline to determine precisely when those individuals were on their phones using the messaging service.
As expected, Apple has already removed the software from the App Store following reports from several blogs, while the Android version is still available on the Play Store. The app has a dismal rating of 1.7 on the Play Store, with users labelling it a phoney, joke, and fraud. We haven’t tried it out for ourselves.
All of the aforementioned is extremely creepy no matter how you look at it, but the fact that it is a paid app (and one that is also reasonably expensive for long-term stalking) is probably a saving grace. In any case, one would hope that WhatsApp will get its act together and close the loopholes that permit such third-party to exploit their technology.