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Guide to securing your WhatsApp account

If technology is being used against you, use this website to secure your tech. Learn about Tech Abuse.

Note that depending on your devices/updates, the steps below may vary.

Caution

Remember, depending on whether or not you are living with the person who is harming you, you may choose to take different steps. Control and coercion make some of these steps impossible or not safe. Read these cautions before taking action.

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WhatsApp security guide

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If you think someone is accessing your phone or computer, please do not download this PDF: Read this guide without downloading it and use a safe phone or computer.
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Step 1: Check WhatsApp web
Step 2: Review privacy settings
Step 3: Set up two-step verification
Step 4: Block someone
Step 5: Optional – change number
Step 6: Optional – delete my account

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