Events Captured – WhatsApp Phone Capture

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Events Captured – WhatsApp Phone Capture

WhatsApp Phone Capture captures the following WhatsApp events:

[ One-to-One Incoming Chats ] [ One-to-One Outgoing Chats ] [ Incoming Group Chats ] [ Outgoing Group Chats ] [ Incoming Broadcast Chats ] [ Outgoing Broadcast Chats ] [ Outgoing Status ] [ Communities ] [ Incoming Announcements ] [ Outgoing Announcements ] [ Channel Events ] [ Incoming Calls ] [ Outgoing Calls ] [ Controlled Features ]


Also See

  • Downloading Media Attachments
  • Non-Standard Name or Address Originator in Captured WhatApp Messages


Note

  • If you are sending a message to a contact that is not saved in your phone’s contact list, you will not be able to know whom you are interacting with. WhatsApp Phone Capture displays the screen name of the user only after the contact responds to your message.
  • WhatsApp Phone Capture supports all file formats supported by the native WhatsApp application.

One-to-One Incoming Chats

EventCaptured in Android?Captured in iOS?Additional Information
Text messagesYesYes
EmojiYesYes
StickersYesYes
GifYesYes
ImagesYesYes
Images with captionYesYes
View-once imagesYesYes
VideosYesYes
Videos with captionYesYes
View-once videosYesYes
Audio filesYesYes
Audio messagesYesYes
Video messagesYesYes
Documents (MS Office, PDF, RTF, TXT…)YesYes
Documents with captionYesYes
LocationsYesYes
ContactsYesYesContact information is converted to a file.
LinksYesYes
PollsYesYes
Poll answersYesYes
ReactionsYesYes
Edited messagesYesYes
Edited files/media captionsYesYes
ReplyYesYesCaptured as a regular message
ForwardYesYesCaptured as a regular message.
MentioningYesYesCaptured as a regular message with @"Contact Name"
Delete for meYesYes
Disappearing messagesYesYes
Large files handling (>25 Mb)YesYesFile metadata is captured. Actual file is not captured.
Non-downloaded mediaYesYesApp allows capturing downloaded media within 24 hours of posting the media. If the media is not downloaded for 24 hours, the thumbnail is captured with a spe

One-to-One Outgoing Chats

EventCaptured in Android?Captured in iOS?Additional Information
Text messagesYesYes
EmojiYesYes
StickersYesYes
GifYesYes
ImagesYesYes
Images with captionYesYes
View-once imagesYesYes
VideosYesYes
Videos with captionYesYes
View-once videosYesYes
Audio filesYesYes
Audio messagesYesYes
Video messagesYesYes
Documents (MS Office, PDF, RTF, TXT…)YesYes
Documents with captionYesYes
LocationsYesYes
ContactsYesYesContact information is converted to a file.
LinksYesYes
PollsYesYes
Poll answersYesYes
ReactionsYesYes
Edited messagesYesYes
Edited files/media captionsYesYes
ReplyYesYesCaptured as a regular message
ForwardYesYesCaptured as a regular message.
MentioningYesYesCaptured as a regular message with @"Contact Name"
Delete for allYesYes
Delete for meYesYes
Disappearing messagesYesYes
Large files handling (>25 Mb)YesYesFile metadata is captured. Actual file is not captured.

Incoming Group Chats

EventCaptured in Android?Captured in iOS?Additional Information
Text messagesYesYes
EmojiYesYes
StickersYesYes
GifYesYes
ImagesYesYes
Images with captionYesYes
View-once imagesYesYes
VideosYesYes
Videos with captionYesYes
View-once videosYesYes
Audio filesYesYes
Audio messagesYesYes
Video messagesYesYes
Documents (MS Office, PDF, RTF, TXT…)YesYes
Documents with captionYesYes
LocationsYesYes
ContactsYesYesContact information is converted to a file.
LinksYesYes
PollsYesYes
Poll answersYesYes
ReactionsYesYes
Edited messagesYesYes
Edited files/media captionsYesYes
ReplyYesYesCaptured as a regular message
ForwardYesYesCaptured as a regular message.
MentioningYesYesCaptured as a regular message with @"Contact Name"
Delete for meYesYes
Disappearing messagesYesYes
Large files handling (>25 Mb)YesYesFile metadata is captured. Actual file is not captured.
Non-downloaded mediaYesYesApp allows capturing downloaded media within 24 hours of posting the media. If the media is not downloaded for 24 hours, the thumbnail is captured with a special message
Join event for new group member (including joining through a link)YesYesThe join event is captured every hour.
Leave event for a group memberYesYesThe leave event is captured every hour
Leave event for a group member who leaves using the Silent Group Leaving optionYesYesThe leave event is captured every hour.

Outgoing Group Chats

EventCaptured in Android?Captured in iOS?Additional Information
Text messagesYesYes
EmojiYesYes
StickersYesYes
GifYesYes
ImagesYesYes
Images with captionYesYes
View-once imagesYesYes
VideosYesYes
Videos with captionYesYes
View-once videosYesYes
Audio filesYesYes
Audio messagesYesYes
Video messagesYesYes
Documents (MS Office, PDF, RTF, TXT…)YesYes
Documents with captionYesYes
LocationsYesYes
ContactsYesYesContact information is converted to a file.
LinksYesYes
PollsYesYes
Poll answersYesYes
ReactionsYesYes
Edited messagesYesYes
Edited files/media captionsYesYes
ReplyYesYesCaptured as a regular message
ForwardYesYesCaptured as a regular message.
MentioningYesYesCaptured as a regular message with @"Contact Name"
Delete for allYesYes
Delete for meYesYes
Disappearing messagesYesYes
Large files handling (>25 Mb)YesYesFile metadata is captured. Actual file is not captured.
Join event for new group member (including joining through a link)YesYesThe join event is captured every hour.
Leave event for a group memberYesYesThe leave event is captured every hour
Leave event for a group member who leaves using the Silent Group Leaving optionYesYesThe leave event is captured every hour.

Incoming Broadcast Chats

The incoming broadcast messages are captured as 1:1 messages. To capture the incoming broadcast messages, the sender must be in the receiver’s contact list.

EventCaptured in Android?Captured in iOS?Additional Information
Text messagesNoYes
EmojiNoYes
StickersNoYes
GifNoYes
ImagesNoYes
Images with captionNoYes
View-once imagesNoYes
VideosNoYes
Videos with captionNoYes
View-once videosNoYes
Audio filesNoYes
Audio messagesNoYes
Video messagesNoYes
Documents (MS Office, PDF, RTF, TXT…)NoYes
Documents with captionNoYes
LocationsNoYes
ContactsNoYes
LinksNoYes
ReactionsNoYesCaptured as a 1:1 thread reaction.
Edited messagesNoYes
Edited captionsNoYes
ReplyNoYes
ForwardNoYes
MentioningNoYes
Delete for meNoYes
Large files handling (>25 Mb)NoYes

Outgoing Broadcast Chats

EventCaptured in Android?Captured in iOS?Additional Information
Text messagesYesYes
EmojiYesYes
StickersYesYes
GifYesYes
ImagesYesYes
Images with captionYesYes
View-once imagesYesYes
VideosYesYes
Videos with captionYesYes
View-once videosYesYes
Audio filesYesYes
Audio messagesYesYes
Video messagesYesYes
Documents (MS Office, PDF, RTF, TXT…)YesYes
Documents with captionYesYes
LocationsYesYes
ContactsYesYes
LinksYesYes
ReactionsYesYesCaptured as a 1:1 thread reaction.
Edited messagesYesYes
Edited captionsYesYes
ReplyYesYes
ForwardYesYes
MentioningYesYes
Delete for allYesYes
Delete for meYesYes
Completely deleted (Bubble about deleted message)YesYes
Large files handling (>25 Mb)YesYes

Outgoing Status

EventCaptured in Android?Captured in iOS?
Post a statusYesYes

Communities

EventCaptured in Android?Captured in iOS?
Groups in communitiesSee Incoming Group Chats and Outgoing Group Chats

Incoming Announcements

EventCaptured in Android?Captured in iOS?
Text messagesYesYes
EmojiYesYes
StickersYesYes
GifYesYes
ImagesYesYes
Images with captionYesYes
View-once imagesYesYes
VideosYesYes
Videos with captionYesYes
View-once videosYesYes
Audio filesYesYes
Audio messagesYesYes
Video messagesYesYes
Documents (MS Office, PDF, RTF, TXT…)YesYes
Documents with captionYesYes
LocationsYesYes
ContactsYesYes
LinksYesYes
ReactionsYesYes
Edited messagesN/AN/A
Edited captionsN/AN/A
ReplyYesYes
ForwardYesYes
MentioningNo
Delete for me
Disappearing messagesYesYes
Large files handling (>25 Mb)YesYes

Outgoing Announcements

EventCaptured in Android?Captured in iOS?Additional Information
Text messagesYesYes
EmojiYesYes
StickersYesYes
GifYesYes
ImagesYesYes
Images with captionYesYes
View-once imagesYesYes
VideosYesYes
Videos with captionYesYes
View-once videosYesYes
Audio filesYesYes
Audio messagesYesYes
Video messagesYesYes
Documents (MS Office, PDF, RTF, TXT…)YesYes
Documents with captionYesYes
LocationsYesYes
ContactsYesYes
LinksYesYes
ReactionsYesYes
Edited messagesN/AN/A
Edited captionsN/AN/A
ReplyYesYes
ForwardYesYes
MentioningNo
Delete for all
Delete for me
Completely deleted (Bubble about deleted message)
Disappearing messagesYesYes
Large files handling (>25 Mb)YesYesFile metadata is captured with a zero-size file.

Channel Events

EventCaptured in Android?Captured in iOS?Additional Information
Follow channelYesYes
Unfollow channelYesYes
Create channelYesYes
Delete channelYesYes
Messages sent in channelNoNoWhatsApp Phone Archiver supports sending and receiving messages. However, these messages are not captured.

Incoming Calls


Note

When WhatsApp Phone Capture is active for a device and, while engaged in a call, the user receives another call and answers it. In this scenario, for iOS devices, both calls are captured in one voice record file. However, the call logs are recorded only for the first call.


EventCaptured in Android?Captured in iOS?
1:1 voice callYesYes
Group voice call to multiple recipientsYes Full list of call recipients is displayed in the archive body.Yes
Conference voice calls to multiple recipientsYes Full list of call recipients is displayed in the archive body.Yes
1:1 video callYesYes
Video group call to multiple recipientsYes Full list of call recipients is displayed in the archive body.Yes
Video conference calls to multiple recipientsYes Full list of call recipients is displayed in the archive bodyYes
Calls one after anotherUnder developmentCaptured as a long call with the last caller in FROM
Voice ChatsNot presently supportedNot presently supported

Outgoing Calls

EventCaptured in Android?Captured in iOS?
1:1 voice callYesYes
Group voice call to multiple recipientsYes, full list of call recipients in the archive bodyYes
Conference voice calls to multiple recipientsYes, full list of call recipients in the archive bodyYes
1:1 video callYesYes
Video group call to multiple recipientsYes, full list of call recipients in the archive bodyYes
Video conference calls to multiple recipientsYes, full list of call recipients in the archive bodyYes
Voice ChatsNot presently supportedNot presently supported

Controlled Features

FeatureEventCaptured in Android?Captured in iOS?Additional Information
Signature/DisclaimerOnce per threadYesYesThe Signature/Discalimer text and type can be set per user.
Once a dayYesYes
AlwaysYesYes
Enable or disable WhatsApp Web/DesktopNAYesYesThis feature allows users to disable linking additional devices such as Web session, Desktop Session, or Companion Mode
Enable or disable Video CallsNAYesYes
Enable or disable Audio CallsNAYesYes
Call LogsNAYesYesArchiving calls with call logs only (without voice record)
Suspend or delete userNAYesYes*Android requires OTP from Meta after user re-activation. *iOS allows automatic reconnection after user re-activation. *iOS disconnects user from additional sessions in Companion mode, Web session, or Desktop session if there are no connection issues on the user’s side. *Session termination for Android is scheduled for development.
Backup or restore to cloudNANoYes
Local backupNAYesNo
Block backupNAYesYes*Backup creation is blocked. *Backup created before feature activating can be restored. Smarsh recommends that users start using the feature from the beginning.
Disable share through TM WPA (for Android)NAYesNA
Display Warning When Taking a ScreenshotNA
Sharing (Android) or Share extension (iOS)NAYesNo
Exporting chat textNAYesYes
Exporting chat with attachmentsNAYesYes
Transferring chatNANoNo
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