First of all, you need to make sure mSpy is installed on the phone you want to monitor. If it is not, please follow this guide.
Once mSpy is installed, there are three ways you can monitor social media apps on your kid’s Android phone:
- Using the Screenrecorder feature
- Using the Keylogger feature
- Rooting the monitored phone
We recommend you use Keylogger or Screenrecorder if you want to get access to the chats in social apps without rooting the device. We can also help you root the target device remotely through our mAssistance service.
Keylogger captures all the keystrokes on the phone you are monitoring. Basically, you can see everything your kid types on the phone in any application, including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, and others.
You can hit the All Keylogger drop-down menu in the top left corner to select the app you want to see the Keylogger information for.
If you don’t see any information there, please check this guide to set up Keylogger.
Keylogger does not require the phone to be rooted. You just need to install mSpy on it.
Screenrecorder takes periodic screenshots when your kid opens one of the following apps: Whatsapp, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Skype.
Log in to your mSpy account and go to the Screenrecorder tab. You will see all the screenshots there.
If you don’t see any information there, please check this guide on setting up Screenrecorder.
Screenrecorder does not require the phone to be rooted. You just need to install mSpy on it.
When the phone is rooted, you can see incoming and outgoing messages from social media apps, as shown below.
If you want to root the monitored phone, please check this article.