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Converts Whatsapp chat files to dictionary or save it in JSON format.

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Converts Whatsapp chat files to dictionary or JSON format.

Works with exports from iPhone and Android. Be sure to mention device.


pip install whatsapptojson

Using Command Line Arguments

whatsapptojson [OPTIONS]

usage: whatsapptojson [-h] -f FILE -d DEVICE [-s SAVE] [-v]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -f FILE, --file FILE  chat text file
  -d DEVICE, --device DEVICE
                        can be 'iphone' or 'android'
  -s SAVE, --save SAVE  path of file/direction to save json, 'default' would
                        be same as text file name in same directory
  -v, --verbose         Verbose (Print output)

Using Native Python

whatsapptojson.format() - to convert a read text to dictionary

whatsapptojson.format_file() - to read file from text to dictionary/json

be sure to mention device attribute correctly iphone or android.

from whatsapptojson import whatsapptojson

# Converting Text to Dict
output = whatsapptojson.format(text = 'string with complete chat data', device = 'android')

# Converting File to dictionary.
output = whatsapptojson.format_file(source='source_file_path', device = 'iphone')

# Converting File to dictionary.
output = whatsapptojson.format_file(source='source_file_path', device = 'iphone')

### Whatsapp File to Json.
whatsapptojson.format_file(source='source_file_path', destination='destination_path.json', device = 'android')

Sample Export

  "attachment_extensions": [
  "participants": [
    "sender name 1",
    "sender name 2",
    "sender name n"
  "chats": [
      "date": "25/03/16 07:03:45 PM",
      "message": "‎Messages to this group are now secured with end-to-end encryption.",
      "type": "whatsapp meta"
      "date": "15/08/17 12:27:34 PM",
      "message": "message for attachment",
      "sender": "sender name",
      "type": "attachment",
      "attachment": {
        "file_name": "file_name_with.pdf",
        "meta": "8 pages",
        "extention": "pdf"
    },  {
      "date": "15/08/17 01:37:28 PM",
      "sender": "sender name",
      "message": "message",
      "type": "conversation"

Each item in chats could have type of "whatsapp meta" or "attachment" or "conversation".

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