Can packets requested for an image by an app on a phone be sent to same app on another phone by another user?

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Generally, no. Any packet (or rather data segment) is addressed to a specific socket that belongs to a certain application. Unless applications do anything between themselves (which would be off-topic here), the data only goes to one of them. And certainly, data isn't shared across devices.

  • Lets say an image on twitter was requested for by the twitter app. Can i pass the response (if i capture it) and send to another twitter app on another device waiting for same image Mar 21 at 17:40
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    No, you cannot inject data into an application stream. (Only with a man-in-the-middle attack, or a caching proxy, but all off-topic here).
    – Zac67
    Mar 21 at 19:51

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