.CRYPT12 File Extension

WhatsApp Encrypted Database File

The .crypt12 extension appended to a .DB file creates an encrypted database used by WhatsApp to back up user messages. WhatsApp has used different encryption algorithms throughout its existence. Users...

General Information

Title CRYPT12 File Extension
Extension .crypt12
Full Form WhatsApp Encrypted Database File
File Type Encrypted Database
Developer WhatsApp Inc.
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store messages
Additional Functions Backup conversations
Features Encrypted, SQLite format

File Characteristics

Quality High encryption
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable No

Use Cases

Data Backup Yes
Message Recovery Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Minimal
Best Practices Regular backups

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Around 2016
Predecessor .crypt11
Latest Version .crypt12

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .crypt10, .crypt11, .db.crypt12

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
WhatsApp Free Android, iOS