Is metadata removed from the files I attach to my Report?

Learn what metadata is and when we can remove it automatically from the files you upload with your Report. 


What is Metadata?

Metadata is simply data about data. It is a description and context of the data. Everything from the title, information on how data fits together (e.g. which page goes before which other page), when and by whom the data was created, and lists of web pages visited by people, can be classified as metadata.

Every time you take a photo with today's cameras, metadata is gathered and saved with it:

  • camera settings
  • author of the file
  • geolocation

and potentially more descriptive information.


 When we remove Metadata

Whispli automatically removes metadata from the following file types: 

  • Images: bmp, gif, jpg, jpeg, png
  • Documents: docx, doc, pdf, xlsx, xls, pptx

 When Metadata is not removed

All other file types and password-protected files will not have their metadata removed and will be uploaded at your discretion.

This includes .zip files as the metadata can't be stripped for the files that are contained in a zip/archived file.