Today, privacy and security in mobile applications are important concerns for users. Among the most common concerns is the possibility that applications such as WhatsApp use the phone's camera or microphone without the user's consent. However, there are mechanisms that make it possible to verify whether this has occurred.
In order to make sure if WhatsApp has used your phone's camera or microphone without your authorization, you can follow some simple steps. Keep in mind that the location of these options may vary depending on the model and brand of your phone, but in most cases you can find them in the “Security and privacy” or in a similar section.
Once you enter the “Security and privacy” menu (or its equivalent on your device), you should look for the option that refers to the privacy of applications. This option may be called different things depending on your phone model, such as “App privacy”, “App permissions” or something similar.
Once you have found the correct option, you must enter the “Privacy Panel” or a similar section. Here you will find a list of the applications that have accessed different functions of your phone in a certain period of time, usually the last 24 hours.
At this point, you will be able to check if WhatsApp has used your phone's camera or microphone without asking for the proper permissions. Look through the list of applications and check if WhatsApp has accessed any of these functions without your express consent.
If you find that WhatsApp has used the camera or microphone without asking for the corresponding permissions, you can take action to protect your privacy. You can revoke the permissions granted to the application from this same menu, which will prevent WhatsApp from accessing the camera or microphone in the future without your authorization.
Please note that the exact location of these options may vary depending on your phone model and operating system version. If you're having trouble finding the above options, I recommend consulting your device's user manual or looking up specific information for your model online.