Created: October 31, 2022

I want to chat someone but I don’t want him to detect my location

An advisor told me that it is more safe to chat on telegram than WhatsApp. But I can't chat this person by telegram, is it safe to contact him by WhatsApp?
Last Edit: October 31, 2022
Christine Tomas
Christine Tomas Tech Expert & Writer
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Customer Reply
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Christine Tomas
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Whatsapp is less secure then telegram, and it's owned by meta who are known to provide data about their users to authorities and 3rd parties
Customer Reply
Ok, what about Messages app.
Christine Tomas
Christine Tomas Tech Expert & Writer
Well it's sms messages, the tach behind those is ancient and quite unsafe
Can you tell me why that person cannot use telegram?
Customer Reply
Basically, he doesn't have an account on telegram, but he has an account on Messages and WhatsApp. Even if I asked him to do an account on telegram, I will have to chat him on WhatApp to tell him to do so.
Christine Tomas
Christine Tomas Tech Expert & Writer
Well, asking him on whatsapp to get the account won't be an issue, since after that you'll be using telegram
Customer Reply
I already chat this person on WhatApp long time ago when I was living with him, will he be able to detect my location because of the previous chats.
Christine Tomas
Christine Tomas Tech Expert & Writer
Unlikely, but just to be safe you could message them from a location that is not your home or a place you visit regularly
Customer Reply
What if I turn off the location to all apps while I message him on WhatApp? How will my safety issues be? Also I will follow your advice and to contact them from a location that is not my home. Also I have another suggestion: what if I messaged this one on Quora? How do you rate this suggestion inregard of safety and location?
Christine Tomas
Christine Tomas Tech Expert & Writer
Quora is pretty safe, also finding out what your account is- is rather difficult
As for the WhatsApp question: if you can just use another account, a "throw-away" one, use it and then delete it or change it to your usual one and you'll be fine:)
Customer Reply
Throw away account? Do you mean temporary account? Ok I will search on that matter and see what I can do.
Christine Tomas
Christine Tomas Tech Expert & Writer
Just a normal account, just made for one use:)
Customer Reply
I will make throw away account on WhatApp to give him my account on Quora then I will ask him message me on Quora. Does that make sense?
Do I need to change my number to make throw away account?
Christine Tomas
Christine Tomas Tech Expert & Writer
Yes, that is advisable
Customer Reply
Okay, I will try this solution. 👍 Thanks for your advice
Christine Tomas
Christine Tomas Tech Expert & Writer
Glad to assist