The File Extensions Database


.WAPTT File Extension

  • Developer by: WhatsApp Inc.
  • Category: Audio and sound Files

What is an .WAPTT file?

.WAPTT is WhatsApp Messenger voicemail recording

The waptt file extension seems 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.


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.

How to solve problems with WAPTT files

  • Associate the WAPTT file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any WAPTT file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.WAPTT files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the WAPTT file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .WAPTT is WhatsApp Messenger voicemail recording. Because only the current version supports the latest WAPTT file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the WhatsApp Inc. manufacturer website after an available .WAPTT is WhatsApp Messenger voicemail recording update.
  • To make sure that your WAPTT file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.