Tutorial: How to Monitor IM Chats on Any Smartphone

Tutorial: How to Monitor IM Chats on Any Smartphone


We’ve been getting a lot of curious parents (and a few employers) writing to us lately and asking if it is possible for them to read IM conversations on their kid’s phones. To which I say: have you not read our blog? Of course it is possible!

The first thing you need to do to start spying IM chats is to get hold of the end user’s device for a few minutes. Then, you’ll need to install XNSPY on it. You will receive a step-by-step guide on how to do this on your particular device upon purchase. Just follow the instructions, and you’ll be all set to start monitoring.

From here on, log onto the XNSPY Control Panel. You will be given your username and password upon purchase. Type that in and you’ll be taken to the dashboard. Select the device you wish to monitor. Now, you’ll notice the sidebar, which looks like this:

Click on Messenger. This will drop down to show all the IM chats that you can monitor with XNSPY. Here’s what it will look like.

You’ll be able to monitor:

Clicking on each tab individually will take you to window where all respective chats are recorded and saved.

However, before you begin monitoring, make sure the features relating to each of these Messengers has been toggled on.

To do so, click on “Settings” on your sidebar.

Then click on “Toggle Features”.

Make sure the button in front of Messenger Logs is tuned on. If it is off, the data related to it will NOT be recorded and you won’t be able to spy on that particular Messenger. If you don’t want to spy on a particular Messenger (your kids/employees don’t use them or it is crowding your Control Panel), you can simply turn it off.

For all Messengers, you can view each message sent or received both individually, and in “Conversation” or thread view as well.

At the same time, you can put certain Contacts, numbers or words in the Watchlist so you get alerts on it. To set Watchlist items, go to Settings once more.

To Add a Watchlist Word, click on that tab and add the word in the bar as shown

To Add a Watchlist Contact, click on that tab and fill in the form with all Contact details and click on “Watchlist Contacts” as shown

Now you are all set to start monitoring IM chats. It really is way simpler than it looks. All the tabs and buttons make your life easier where you don’t even have to do anything. Just sit back and let XNSPY do all the work for you. You’ll just need your vigilant eye!


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