Analyze your WhatsApp chats (beta version)
Use WhatsTK to analyse your WhatsApp chats. Currently it is only available for mac OS.
How do I use it?
- Start the program (double click on the Application).
- Load your chat as a text file (see FAQs section on how to obtain it).
Auto Run. If it does not work, check Manual Run options.
The results are given in
HTML format, so the graphs are interactive.
How can I export a WhatsApp chat as a file?
Exporting the WhatsApp chat can be easily done from your iOS or Android device. Check the gifs below to see the instructions. When exporting, make sure to select the chats Without Media option. Once generated, you can send it via mail, so you can save it in your computer.
On Android, several files might be exported. We are only interested in the text file (i.e.
On iOS, the chat is exported as a
zip. Once on your computer, unzip it to obtain the
App icon shows on Dock, disappears and then appears again.
This is the normal behaviour. It may appear and disappear. But once it disappears it will come back in few seconds. Just wait until it loads and enjoy WhatsTK!
Auto Run or Manual Run?
Auto Run tries to automatically detect the header used in your chat file, which can be different between devices and countries.
If it does not work, try the
Manual Run by selecting the appropriate header format from the dropdown menu.
What is the so called header format?
The chat file syntax can differ between devices, OS and language settings, which makes it hard some times to correctly parse the data and make WhatsTK work correctly.
The header appears for each message sent in the chat. It contains a timestamp and the name of the user that sent the message.
See it for yourself and open the exported chat file. You will find that the messages have a similar format like the one below:
15.04.2016, 15:04 - You created group “Sample Group” 06.08.2016, 13:18 - Messages you send to this group are now secured with end-to-end encryption. Tap for more info. 06.08.2016, 13:23 - Ash Ketchum: Hey guys! 06.08.2016, 13:25 - Brock: Hey Ash, good to have a common group! 06.08.2016, 13:30 - Misty: Hey guys! Long time haven't heard anything from you 06.08.2016, 13:45 - Ash Ketchum: Indeed. I think having a whatsapp group nowadays is a good idea 06.08.2016, 14:30 - Misty: Definetly 06.08.2016, 17:25 - Brock: I totally agree 07.08.2016, 11:45 - Prof. Oak: Kids, shall I design a smart poke-ball?
In this example, the header is
day.month.year, hour:minutes - username:. However, in your case it may be something
[year/month/day hour:minutes:seconds] username:
I am an experimented coder. Where can I access to the code?
Check python library whatstk.
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This library uses whatstk python library.