RE: Can texting apps be traced like real phone numbers?
You know on the TV or in movies when you see them tracing phone numbers….. It’s complete and utter rubbish! Regards finding the location of a calling number, on most systems around the world, with the cooperation of the phone companies locating the source of a landline is instantaneous!
As for tracing texting apps, if they include a phone number (proper texting) the phone’s location can be placed within a mobile cell quite easily – again with the cooperation of the mobile service companies!
If it’s a chat app, it can be much more complex, possible but much slower and complex!