Does WhatsApp disclose the sender’s IP address? – Information Security …
Does WhatsApp disclose the sender’s IP address? Is it possible to get it by running netstat -a or via Wireshark?
WhatsApp uses a client/server architecture based on Jabber (XMPP).
For the recipient(s) to see your IP addresses, the application will have to include your IP address in the metadata of the message. But this has no functional role in the design of such an application.
Your packet capture will likely show IP addresses belonging to WhatsApp(or Facebook) and maybe a CDN company like Akamai that stores media.
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answered Aug 29 ’15 at 22:02
Short answer: No. Apart from possibly VoIP calls (from some limited testing the client appeared to perform some reachability tests and connects directly if it can). Mobile networks often use NAT so you often don’t have a unique public IP anyway (WiFi would be the only concern).
Long answer: The messaging protocol is documented here and does not contain any IP addresses, it contains the telephone number of the sender to identify the user. Even file transfers are downloading from a HTTPS/TLS server owned by What’sApp. VoIP calls however appear to be able to go directly P2P if the network is open enough which would then reveal your IP. Additionally when on a mobile network you will most likely be going through a NAT so you don’t have a public IP address that uniquely identifies you for your IP address to be of concern.
answered Mar 25 ’16 at 20:40
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As WhatsApp isn’t a peer to peer application, in order for this to occur WhatsApp would have to be logging the sender’s IP address and attaching it to the message object delivered to the recipient. This has massive privacy and security implications and I sincerely doubt they would be doing this.
answered Aug 29 ’15 at 7:15
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AS11917 WhatsApp details – IPinfo.io
Street: 1601 Willow Road
City: Menlo Park
LastName: DNS Manager
Street: 1 Hacker Way
City: Menlo Prk
There are no domains currently hosted on this ASN.
is 1 peer
for this ASN.
There are no downstreams for this ASN.
v.whatsapp.net – SSL / HTTPS Check
First seen at:
CN=*., O=Facebook\, Inc., L=Menlo Park, ST=California, C=US
DigiCert SHA2 High Assurance Server CA
DigiCert High Assurance EV Root CA
(Certificate is self-signed. )
Common Name (CN)
Organizational Unit (OU)
Not valid before
Not valid after
This certifcate has been verified for the following usages:
TLS Web Server Authentication
TLS Web Client Authentication
Policy: 2. 23. 140. 1. 2. 2
OCSP – URI:CA Issuers – URI:
Signed Certificate Timestamp:
Version: v1 (0x0)
Log ID: 7D:3E:F2:F8:8F:FF:88:55:68:24:C2:C0:CA:9E:52:89:
Timestamp: Aug 28 13:01:01. 622 2021 GMT
Log ID: 5C:DC:43:92:FE:E6:AB:45:44:B1:5E:9A:D4:56:E6:10:
Timestamp: Aug 28 13:01:01. 587 2021 GMT
Log ID: EE:C0:95:EE:8D:72:64:0F:92:E3:C3:B9:1B:C7:12:A3:
Timestamp: Aug 28 13:01:01. 617 2021 GMT
Frequently Asked Questions about whatsapp server ip address
Can I get IP address from Whatsapp?
Long answer : The messaging protocol is documented here and does not contain any IP addresses, it contains the telephone number of the sender to identify the user.
What is Whatsapp server IP address?
IP Address RangesNetblockCompanyNum of IPs22.214.171.124/22WhatsApp1,024126.96.36.199/24WhatsApp256188.8.131.52/24WhatsApp256184.108.40.206/24WhatsApp2561 more row
What is Whatsapp server name?
ServersHostname / IP addressCertificatesv.whatsapp.net 220.127.116.11*.whatsapp.net3 days ago 1 sv.whatsapp.net 2a03:2880:f22d:c5:face:b00c::167*.whatsapp.net3 days ago 1 s