What is a .WEBP File And How To Open It – Google (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .webp extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .webp file extension and how to open it.

What is a .WEBP file?

The file extension .WEBP is WebP Image. The developer of this file extension is Google. The format of this file is binary, and it is a raster related file.

What to know

There are currently 8 software that can open the .webp file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .WEBP file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .WEBP file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .WEBP file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .webp file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the WebP Codec software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, XnViewMP, ImageMagick and WebP Codec.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .WEBP file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the WebP Codec software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .WEBP file on Mac

The .webp file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the WebP Codec software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Pixelmator, XnViewMP, ImageMagick, Opera and WebP Codec.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .WEBP file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the WebP Codec software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .WEBP file on Linux

The .webp file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the WebP Codec software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, XnViewMP, ImageMagick and WebP Codec software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .WEBP file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the WebP Codec software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .WEBP file?

If you are still unable to open the .WEBP file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .WEBP file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .webpnp – Microsoft, .webpublishhistory – Alpha Software, .website – Microsoft, .webtemplate – Apple, .webtest – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .WEBP file with the WebP Codec, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, XnViewMP, ImageMagick programs on Windows, WebP Codec, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Pixelmator, XnViewMP, ImageMagick, Opera programs on Mac and WebP Codec, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, XnViewMP, ImageMagick software on Linux.