WhatsApp Location Finder – Locate User by Their WhatsApp Profile

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WhatsApp Location Finder – Locate User by Their WhatsApp Profile

WhatsApp is a popular freeware for instant contact over text, voice and video. To communicate with someone on WhatsApp, you need to add their phone number to the directory on your device. But how to know where the one talking to me is? We’ll introduce you to 5 efficient methods to find out someone’s location through WhatsApp.

1. Share Location on WhatsApp

WhatsApp itself features location sharing. So the most straightforward way to find out the location of someone on WhatsApp is to ask them to use the feature. You can choose from sharing current location or live location. The former is to share a pin on the map, and the latter is a lasting sharing of your movement on the map.

  1. Click the paperclip icon below in the chat window and select Location.
  2. Give WhatsApp any permission it asks to have to detect the location.
  3. Click Send your current location or Share live location.

2. Reverse look up the WhatsApp phone number

If you don’t want to ask the person directly for their real-time location, but rather need their address, you might want to use a people search tool. It’s a lookup service with a reverse phone number search feature to help you check the location history of someone. And you might get more than just the addresses, but also possibly their employment and education histories, social media profiles and photos, etc.

BeenVerified is an extensive people search service with a good reverse phone lookup feature. It cooperates with millions of public record sources and 50+ social media sites to help you locate the WhatsApp phone number owner and their detailed information, such as home and work addresses, job and education info, social media profiles and photos, etc.

  1. Visit BeenVerified reverse phone lookup page.
  2. Enter the WhatsApp phone number and click Search.
  3. In just a few minutes BeenVerified will return you a thorough report about the WhatsApp phone number owner. Browse through it to find what you need.

3. Reverse search the name

Usually a WhatsApp user would set their real name as the contact name, kind of like the caller ID that would show up when you text or call. So you may use a people search to find their address history also through the WhatsApp name, if you’d like.

TruthFinder is one of the best reverse name search tools. You enter a name and it starts the search right away using millions of public record sources and multiple online platforms that people are active on. You might see in the report not just their location history, but also other contact info like related phone numbers, email addresses, employment history and social media profiles.

  1. Open the TruthFinder name search page.
  2. Enter the name from WhatsApp and click SEARCH NOW.
  3. Wait while TruthFinder collects data from its sources. Once the search ends, you can purchase a membership plan to open the detailed report.
  4. Now you can explore the report in whichever way you want. In addition to location history, you might also see their criminal and traffic records. And you might find their online photos and videos if available.

The above image is from a sample TruthFinder report. Actual TruthFinder reports may contain more or less information.

4. Reverse search the profile photo

If you don’t have luck with the previous methods, there’s still one tool that allows you to find the WhatsApp user’s important addresses through just a photo.

Social Catfish is a powerful people search tool that has abundant social media sources including WhatsApp and provides various search methods. It grabs data from 140+ social media platforms and millions of public records to comb through all available information around the person. You might see their location history, phone numbers and emails, and all kinds of digital footprints they left.

1) Go to the Reverse Image Search page of Social Catfish.

2) Upload the WhatsApp profile picture of the person you’re looking up and click Search.

3) Wait when Social Catfish is matching the picture with information in its database. Once it covers all related messages it could find, you’ll then see an organized report with clear navigation in Summary. Click Addresses to reveal the person’s registered locations.

5. Search on Google

If you don’t want to use a paid service, you can try your luck with the free search engines. And Google is especially outstanding with its thorough index of almost every piece of information on the internet nowadays.

Option 1: Enter the WhatsApp phone number or name in the search box and start the engine.

Option 2: Use Google Image to search the WhatsApp profile photo.

In the result list you may be able to catch some addresses and organization names directly, or you can explore the posts of related social media accounts that appear, and see if they show any locations.


These 5 methods are what you can try to effectively trace the location of a WhatsApp user. For speed and accuracy, people search tools like TruthFinder and BeenVerified are especially worth it when you can’t ask the person to send you the location directly. Hope you find the post helpful.

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exclamation-blueThere’s no guarantee you’ll find the information you’re looking for with the tools discussed in this article. They all source their information from publicly available data sources, such as county, state and federal courts, government departments, and police records, and those sources may contain incorrect or incomplete data. It’s illegal to use these tools to make decisions about employment, admission, consumer credit, insurance, tenant screening, or any other purpose that would require FCRA compliance. Read the Fair Credit Reporting Act to learn more....

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As one of Super Easy’s English writers, Chantel likes to bring her life philosophy to the page. For her, life is all about exploring and sharing. And what reflects that attitude is her rich and vast life experiences and skills which bring great value to our readers. She's experienced in social media publishing and traveling. She’s in her twenties and has set her foot in 20+ countries across Europe, Asia and Af [...]

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