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  1. louis2008

    louis2008 Well-Known Member
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    Hi all
    I had a whatsapp account connected a phone number that has expired for quite some time but I forgot to update the phone number. A few hours ago I was forced out of the whatsapp suggesting that someone has logged in with it. Yes, in my country, expired phone number will be redistributed to new user.

    I understand that I am in a worst situation that I'll probably not able to get back the whatsapp but I am fine.

    My question is I am really NOT familiar with Whatsapp things.
    I'd like to know what is the possible data or information he/she will be able to get when he logged in my whatsapp with his phone??

    Will he be able to retrieve my chat history? Or will he be able to have a list of my whatsapp contact?

    What is other possible information he'll be able to retrieve? I forget what setting I've made for whatsapp

    I'm so worried.
     



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  2. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Not sure on this, but typically the person would have full access to the account.

    Did you log out of the old account before your number expired?
     
  3. louis2008

    louis2008 Well-Known Member
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    Of course I did NOT log out the old account for months after expiry of the number and the number is then redistributed to another one. I just got to know it today when whatsapp kicked me out....

    Of course he will have full access but could he retrieve my chat history and contact?
     
  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Probably.
    That is why logging in and out exists.

    That is also why it is important to maintain numbers that have been used to open social accounts.
     
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  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    If they're logged into your WhatsApp acount, then they'll very likely have access to your WhatsApp contacts. Chat history probably not, because WhatsApp doesn't usually backup that itself when changing devices by default. I recently changed phones and I use WhatsApp, and my chat histories were transferred to the new phone via Samsung Smart Switch.
     
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  6. louis2008

    louis2008 Well-Known Member
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    very encouraging, today I gave a try, and logged in again using a new phone number, all contacts and chat history are there!!! Nothing has lost!! I start to wonder if there isn't really an account existing for whatsapp like that of FB and IG, they are keeping everything in your local devices and phone number is just a way for another to find you
     
  7. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Ok, so they are there.
    That does not mean that they are/were not available to the person that got your old number.

    I would change the number Whatsapp has for you, contact my Whatsapp contacts to let them know that your account might have been compromised (and tell them how), change my password, and log out.
     
  8. louis2008

    louis2008 Well-Known Member
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    I have just looked up the terms by Whatsapp and they said they my chat history is always stored locally so doesn't matter how my account is accessed my chat history is saved and won't be retrieved to him, what else to worry then?
     
  9. louis2008

    louis2008 Well-Known Member
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    by the way there is NO way for me NOT to change my phone number because the old number isn't mine already for quite some months, as I said, I really forgot to update the number. What else can I do to him?
     
  10. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Just be sure to change your password and let your Whatsapp contacts all know what happened.

    If this person starts messing with your contacts (posting things that you did not, and other harassments) then you may have to tell your contacts to delete your old account from their contacts list and then you would need to create a new one for them to add.
     
  11. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    After reading this thread I now think, if you can't find a way to secure that WhatsApp account using any of the methods already suggested here. You may have to create a new WhatsApp account, and inform all your contacts of the new account, and tell them to delete and ignore any messages from the compromised one.
     
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  12. louis2008

    louis2008 Well-Known Member
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    同志,在国内如何用Whatsapp?要用vpn吗?
     
  13. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    是的,我愿意
    Astrill and Express VPN.
     
  14. louis2008

    louis2008 Well-Known Member
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    多少钱一个月,速度如何
     
  15. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    一年80美元。非常快,我可以以 1080p 观看 YouTube
     
  16. James_Watson

    James_Watson Android Enthusiast

    Whatsapp has been blocked for Chinese users since September 2017 to this day.
     
  17. louis2008

    louis2008 Well-Known Member
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    那个公司的?
     

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