How To See Where Someone Is Texting From?

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Are you getting anonymous text messages and you want to find out who’s behind those messages or do you want to find their location? But is it even possible to find the message sender’s location? Well, yes it is and in this article, I am going to show you exactly how to see where someone is texting from. So without wasting any time let’s get started.

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Quick Summary
There are no official ways to see where someone is texting from. However, you can make use of third-party tools such as reverse phone lookup, IP grabber, GEOfinder, and spyware to tell where someone is texting from.

Can Someone Tell Where I Am Texting From?

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Yes, it is possible to tell where you are texting from. However, it is not that easy because there are no official ways to do that. Moreover, if they are sending a text from some special apps like TextNow, TextFree, etc. then you may never track them. It is because tracking the TextNow numbers is not possible through the usual means.

Nonetheless, if you want to find out the text message sender’s location then keep reading the article. I have found some workarounds that work just fine to locate the text message sender.

How To See Where Someone Is Texting From?

As I said earlier it is not officially possible to see where someone is texting you from. However, there are some tricks out there using which you can find the IP address of a text message and identify a text sender. Following are the five ways using which you can track SMS sender location.

1. People Search Tools

There are lots of reverse phone lookup tools available online which allow you to search for someone by just their, name, phone number, username, etc. One such tool is Spokeo, I have reviewed it on this site you can read it yourself.

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On this site, you can enter the phone number through which you are getting the text messages. By entering the sender’s number you can see their name, address, email ID, social media profiles, and more.

Using this method you can know their complete address, but you cannot find out the text sender’s current location. But don’t worry I am going to share other methods that will help you track their live location as well.

2. GEOfinder

With, you can track the message sender’s exact location by just their phone number.

All you have to do is enter their phone number in this tool and then select a message that you want to send them with the tracking link built into it.

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As you do that the SMS will be sent to the person and as soon as they click on it their location will be recorded and shown to you remotely on your GEOfinder dashboard.

Since the last time, I reviewed the GEOfidner tool they have also added a new feature to it which is finding the location by sending an image. You can also make use of this feature and send the image as an MMS to the text sender.

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Now as soon as they click on the picture their exact location will be recorded and you will know from where someone is texting from.


The best part is you can try the software for 48 hours for just $1.

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3. IP Grabber Tool

How do I find the IP address of a text message? If this is the question you have then be happy because I have a solution for you as well.

All you have to do is go to the Grabify tool and create a short link to some informative or engaging content. Now you need to copy the generated URL and send it to the text message sender. As soon as they click on the text message link their IP address will be grabbed by this tool and shown to you on your screen.

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However, the IP grabber tool does not tell the exact location. If you want to find the exact and live location of the text sender then you can try using spyware.

4. Spyware

Spyware can help you track the live location of the target person. However, it’s hard to install the spy app remotely on the target person’s phone. But I have written an article on how to install spyware by sending a link, you can take help from this post.

It’s not easy, but if you are somehow able to get the app installed on the text sender’s phone then not only can you track their location but also listen to their phone calls, read their messages, see their social media activities, and much more.

Sometimes a simple Google search is enough to find out where a text message is coming from. All you have to do is enter the phone number of the sender in Google and you will find out who’s the person behind the call and consequently find their location as well.

Also, most people use their phone numbers for signing up for their social media profiles such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, etc. So doing a phone number search on different social media sites may give you some details about the text message sender. This is the best free way to identify the text sender.

Final Verdict

Seeing where someone is texting from is not a very easy thing to do. However, now after reading this article I am sure that you have an idea about how to locate the text message sender.

The best way is to use the tool, it can help you know the exact location of the target person, and that too without them knowing. If you can get spyware installed on their phone by hook or crook then nothing better than that. Because spyware will not only allow you to track their location but also let you monitor their activities on their phone. By monitoring them, you can get a clear idea of what their intentions are.


How Do I Find The Sender Of A Text Message?

You can use the phone number of the sender to track them down.

How Can I Identify A Text Sender?

You can make use of reverse phone number lookup or social media search to identify a text sender by their phone number.

Can I Trace The Location Of A Sent Text Message?

Yes, you can trace the location of a sent text message. There are different ways to do that and I have shown them in this article.

About the Author

Ankit Prasad, an engineer driven by a passion for digital safety, founded SpyDrill to simplify cybersecurity. With a modest approach, Ankit shares insights on parental control and monitoring apps and effective protection measures. His aim is to empower users with practical knowledge, bridging the gap between technology and everyday understanding. An advocate for digital literacy, Ankit's commitment to demystifying cyber threats underscores his dedication to creating a safer online environment for all.

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