Having access to social media on smartphones and mobile computing devices is definitely convenient, but it’s not without its dangers. Aside from the risk of losing your device, there’s always the chance that your friends, family or significant other might be checking your Facebook or WhatsApp messages whenever you leave your phone unattended around them.
Now, PeeperPeeper isn’t necessarily going to be the solution to the problem, but it’ll certainly help – it’s an app that allows you to identify who’s trying to check your social media apps such as Facebook, WeChat and WhatsApp. Interested? Read on to find out how PeeperPeeper works.
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First, download the app from the Play Store here. When you first run the app, you’ll see a splash screen, followed by a screen where you can enable the Alias icons. Basically, these Alias icons are fake icons that, when pressed, will take a photo using your device’s front-facing camera.
To maintain the illusion, pressing these icons will open a fake login or splash screen before terminating with an Internet connection error message. PeeperPeeper can create Alias icons for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Line and WhatsApp.
Unbeknownst to those trying to access your social media apps, your device has already snapped a photo to catch them in the act. To see these photos, simply open the app and press the Preys button at the bottom of the screen.
You’ll be taken to a screen where you’ll be able to see photos of those trying to access your social media apps. There’s also a small icon that tells you which Alias icon triggered a particular photo, so you’ll know exactly who’s been trying to access what.
It would probably be a good idea to leave PeeperPeeper’s Alias icons in very conspicuous places, like your home screen panel, to increase the likelihood of catching people trying to snoop.
PeeperPeeper isn’t perfect – it only supports a handful of social media apps, and it relies on creating fake icons to catch intruders. But, if you use it properly, you should be able to catch at least some of those who have been trying to take a peek at your social media apps.