Files with waptt extension are audio files recorded or saved by the WhatsApp instant messaging client. Most likely voice mails or other recordings.

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WAPTT file extension - WhatsApp Messenger voicemail recording

What is waptt file? How to open waptt files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

File extension waptt appears to be mainly related to WhatsApp, a proprietary, cross-platform, encrypted instant messaging client for smartphones now owned and developed by Facebook.

These waptt files can be found in a PPT folder and appear to be audio, possibly from stored voice-mails received or made through the Push-to-Talk function.

The waptt suffix is appended to the actual file extension that determines the audio format of the file.

Example of the file may look like PTT-20160101-WAA0001.aac.wappt, in which the filename represents day (in this case 1.1. 2016) of the recording and the also the format of the audio (perhaps based on the settings in the app).

Sometimes, two files represent the same recording, each time in a different format. The second file type is usually saved in opus format, which is a highly compressed, lossy format designed for speech.

Note: It appears that in most cases the PPT folder (subfolder of WhatsApp) is not visible through standard file explorer and can only be seen with more specialized file manager or forensic tools.

Updated: November 30, 2022

The default software associated to open waptt file:

WhatsApp for iPhone icon

WhatsApp Inc. logoWhatsApp for iPhone  Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices) software

Company or developer:
WhatsApp Inc.

WhatsApp is a cross-platform smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone and all other smartphones. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family.

WhatsApp for Android icon

WhatsApp Inc. logoWhatsApp for Android  Google Android software

Company or developer:
WhatsApp Inc.

Instant messenger available for Android and other smartphones as well as for desktop platforms. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family.

WhatsApp for Windows Phone icon

WhatsApp Inc. logoWhatsApp for Windows Phone  Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile software

Company or developer:
WhatsApp Inc.

WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for Windows Phone, Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, and Nokia phones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family.

Help how to open:

When you remove the *.waptt file suffix from the file name, you can simply playback the file using media player. It does not appear to be encrypted.

How to convert:

You can possibly convert these audio files to other formats, but it won't work in WhatsApp after the conversion is done - unless you restore the waptt suffix again and use format supported in WhatsApp.

Find conversions from waptt file:

waptt to mp3

List of software applications associated to the .waptt file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open waptt file, edit waptt file, convert waptt file, view waptt file, play waptt file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting waptt files.

waptt file players - programs that can play waptt file - WhatsApp Messenger voicemail recording

Programs supporting the exension waptt on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play waptt file action.

Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices):

Google Android:

Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile:

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