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WeChat, Line and Facebook Messenger Support included in mobile forensic tool update

Mobilyze 2018 R1 is Now Available

Mobilyze 2018 R1, BlackBag’s mobile forensic solution,  includes new features and improvements that support popular communication applications including WeChat, LINE, and FaceBook Messenger on iOS devices.
Designed for ease of use, Mobilyze allows Examiners of all technical backgrounds to acquire, view and preserve data held on iOS and Android devices and make informed decisions in their mobile forensic cases.
Mobilyze has been updated to include new parsers on iOS device for the following applications:

  • WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose social media mobile application.
  • Line is an application for exchanging texts, images, video and audio.
  • Facebook Messenger is an instant messaging service

Many third party applications, like these, have changed and continue to change regularly, which is challenging for mobile forensic investigators to keep up with, which is why we are so pleased to provide these timely updates.


Mobilyze quickly parses phone calls, messages, and contacts in the user-friendly Communication view. Simply select on the ‘Comm’ icon and then select on the type of communication to examine, such as Messages.

Mobilyze Mobile Forensic Software showing application messenges including for iPhone or Android

Mobile Communication view displaying Messages from WeChat

An Examiner can easily sort by date, participant or the service (App) being used. Our customers love that Mobilyze has the option to view messages in conversation view similar to how the user would on the mobile device.
Reporting on this communication data is just as simple. Select on the ‘Report’ icon and click on Generate Report.

Mobile Forensic Software Report options for Chat Messages from mobile applications

Generating a Mobile Report with Chat Messages


To learn more about Mobilyze, check out our comprehensive Mobilyze Tool Training (MTT). This is a FREE two-hour course available covers our mobile forensic software in both a self-paced online format and a classroom format taught by our expert instructors.  The MTT features a hands-on curriculum that helps students feel confident in using the software right away. After completing the course, investigators can earn the Certified Mobilyze Operator (CMO) designation by passing a Mobilyze-specific proficiency test.


BlackBag strives to keep up with the ever-changing needs or our users, and to provide them the solutions they need to overcome the challenges they face every day. As we continue to grow and perfect new features and functionality within Mobilyze, we need you to continue to provide the insightful feedback that has allowed us to develop the tool we are proud to offer today. If you would like to submit feedback or suggestions please contact us through our product feedback form.



Ashley Hernandez