Here we share How to Disable or Remove WhatsApp Status Feature. WhatsApp Introduces New SnapChat like Status Feature in its recent update to Android and iOS. WhatsApp’s status feature allows users to put up a Status in the form of a GIF, Image, or a Video for 24 hours and then it will be removed automatically. WhatsApp has removed the old status update feature that people used with their profile photo and introduce a new feature that allows users to put up a Status in the form of a GIF, Image, or a Video for 24 hours and then it will be removed automatically. The app after the recent update no more shows the old status. Many people don’t like the new update as there is no option to use the text status that’s why we share a trick to remove or disable WhatsApp status feature on your Android phone.

The update brings new status update and brings the whole new interface on homescreen. But many users don’t like that and want to revert to the old version. If you’re one of them then you are in the right place, Here we share you how To disable or remove WhatsApp Status Feature on Android. WhatsApp frequently updated their app recently with many features and new changes. First, they introduce the new feature for sharing documents then they add font formatting options (bold, italics, and strikethrough) and added new font and now they rolled out WhatsApp status feature. But many people don’t like this but accidentally update their device to the latest version. So of you don’t like WhatsApp Status update and want to revert then follow below guide to disable or remove WhatsApp Status Feature.

How to Disable or Remove WhatsApp Status Feature

This method only works on rooted phones. If you are using Non-Rooted device and don’t like the update then Download old WhatsApp apk.

Requirement – 

How to Disable or Remove WhatsApp Status Feature

  1. First Force stop the WhatsApp.
  2. Now if you are using Root Explorer or Es File manager, open ‘/data/data/com.whatsapp/shared_prefs/com.whatsapp_preferences.xml
  3. If you are using SharedPreference Editor, select ‘WhatsApp’ and then select ‘com.whatsapp_preferences‘.
  4. Find ‘status_mode‘ and edit its value from ‘1’ and make it as ‘0’ and then update.
  5. For Root Explorer or text editors, change
    <int name="status_mode" value="1"/>

    to:

    <int name="status_mode" value="0"/>
  6. Save and Done.

So this the easiest way to Disable or Remove WhatsApp Status Feature. If you don’t like the new feature, then follow above guide to Disable/Remove the new “WhatsApp Status” feature and share it with your friends.

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks! How can I block or turn off the gif search option in whatsapp?

  2. How to Disable or Remove WhatsApp Status Feature! Please help me, My cell phone is T-Mobile, LG K20 Plus

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