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iPhone Backup Extractor supports WhatsApp data access for consumers.

WhatsApp data available for developers via ricloud API.

WhatsApp is published by WhatsApp Inc..

WhatsApp is a messaging app for mobile devices, with over 1 billion users worldwide, allowing photos and video sharing, and in-app calls. Businesses use the app for marketing, customer communication and internal communications purposes, especially in areas where mobile devices are used more frequently than emails, social media or blogs.

In 2014, WhatsApp was bought by Facebook, and reached 1 billion active users in February 2016.

The iPhone Backup Extractor provides ready access to WhatsApp data for consumers, and the Reincubate Cloud Data API provides programmatic access to this data.

Working with WhatsApp data

WhatsApp data is stored in iTunes and iCloud backups, and an archive of WhatsApp message data can also be directly stored on the iCloud by the app itself. WhatsApp's namespace is net.whatsapp.WhatsApp. They use Shared, TodayExtension, ShareExtension namespaces, too.

There are a number of helpful files in WhatsApp's data, but the most notable is ChatStorage.sqlite. This stores all messages sent and received. Recovery of deleted messages is possible for WhatsApp.

As WhatsApp is CallKit-compliant on iOS, its call history is available in our general CallKit call history API module.

The ricloud API makes WhatsApp data available in an easy use JSON format. It is accessible using the whatsapp_messages module name. Here's a sample of some of that data:

{
  "whatsapp_messages": [
    {
      "handle": "0123456789@s.whatsapp.net", 
      "attachments": [], 
      "text": "Hi, it's me.", 
      "date": "2016-06-17 15:29:53.573508", 
      "from_me": true, 
      "contact": null, 
      "conversation_id": 3, 
      "group_handles": null, 
      "id": 6
    },
    {
      "handle": "0123456789@s.whatsapp.net", 
      "attachments": [], 
      "text": "Hey there!", 
      "date": "2016-07-15 11:43:25.035354", 
      "from_me": true, 
      "contact": {
        "phone": "+0123456789", 
        "contact_id": 13002
      }, 
      "conversation_id": 4, 
      "group_handles": null, 
      "id": 13
    }, 
    {
      "handle": "0123456789@s.whatsapp.net", 
      "attachments": [], 
      "text": null,
      "date": "2016-07-15 11:43:25.422725", 
      "from_me": false, 
      "contact": {
        "phone": "+0123456789", 
        "contact_id": 13002
      }, 
      "conversation_id": 4, 
      "group_handles": null, 
      "id": 14
    },
  ]
} 

Featured app data types

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Popular use-cases for WhatsApp data

Parental monitoring

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CRM with WhatsApp data

CRM integration

Make WhatsApp generated data searchable and accessible to insight or compliance teams. This includes chat contents, video or photo attachments, calls and contacts.

As the number of businesses using WhatsApp to communicate with customers increases, CRM integration with WhatsApp data is increasingly important.

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