WhatsApp is to blame: So your phone ends up number on Google

do you use WhatsApp the Click-to-Chat function? If Yes, is your phone number in the Google search. The Athul Jayaram, a security researcher. However, as the num

WhatsApp is to blame: So your phone ends up number on Google

do you use WhatsApp the Click-to-Chat function? If Yes, is your phone number in the Google search. The Athul Jayaram, a security researcher. However, as the numbers coming to Google?

WhatsApp Click to Chat

WhatsApp, you can only use it when you know the telephone number of your call or Chat partner. But that is not the whole truth. With the function of Click-to-Chat, you can create a Link and post or pass on. Anyone who clicks on it, ends up also without you the number of know in your WhatsApp Chat. The function to use a company that you are with them on WhatsApp contact can. However, such a Link anyone can create. It is then stored on the WhatsApp page. The Google algorithm finds these entries and so you end up at Google in the search. WhatsApp would fix the entries deinde, these would be in the case of Google, the search could not be found.

The Name is not stored, but can be accessed by the telephone number, the security researcher warns, the profile picture. This makes it possible, with little effort, often more than one Person to find out. We do not recommend you as a private user to activate this function.

  • This function, you should also be avoided
So you control whether your phone is listed number

Are you unsure whether you have used the WhatsApp function before? Then you can search on the Google and the search string "site:wa.me "[your phone number]"“ to find out whether your mobile phone has landed number on Google. You need to enter the international number. It begins with German numbers with +49. Your number is so 01515123456, then +is it 491515123456. You're from Austria, you need a +43 preceding it. Swiss numbers are functionalized with the +41 inter-nation.

Such pitfalls are not uncommon, and there is the case of WhatsApp is still a lot to others. How do you use the Messenger effectively and better, we have you in a tips and Tricks collection compiled. All the latest news, tips and Tricks, and what privacy issues there are still the Messenger, have can research you on our WhatsApp page.

This article was written by Michael Büttner

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Updated Date: 07 June 2020, 12:26

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