How WhatsApp Polls and Reactions are Archived

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Poll archiving

We now archive polls


The archive body will include:

  • The poll questions
  • Poll options
  • The name or number of the contact next to the chosen option

Poll archiving examples:

Creation of a poll –

Answering a poll –

Retraction of an answer –

Deletion of a poll –


Reaction archiving

We already support reaction archiving in Android, now we also support it in iOS

Examples of archives of reactions:

Reaction on regular text message:

Reaction of message with attachment:

Message type

We now distinguish between message archive types in the archive entry Xheaders , so that previously, all WPA messages had message type – “app-message”. We now distinguish between messages and:

  • App-message
  • Event – group/delete (and in the future edit)
  • Call-log
  • Voice-call
  • Video-call
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