How to remove WhatsApp Status feature

WhatsApp  is one of the best  instant messaging application. Most of the people like to use WhatsApp . This App added many new features in past three month which includes GIF’s,new emojis,text formatting, video calls and much more.

The recently added feature is “WhatsApp Status”. This feature allowing users to post videos, GIF’s and photos that disappear after 24 hours. All your status updates are only visible to your phone contacts. To see someone’s status update, tap the status tab and click on any contact status to view their update.

But many of the users didn’t like this new WhatsApp Status feature. Because they can’t update the text status. And they can’t view the old status also.

So, In this article we are going to discuss about how to remove WhatsApp Status feature.

REQUIREMENTS TO DISABLE OR REMOVE WHATSAPP STATUS FEATURE:

Your device needs to be rooted

Es File Explorer or SharedPreference Editor

 

HOW TO DISABLE OR REMOVE WHATSAPP STATUS FEATURE

Before beginning anything, just go to the phone’s  settings  and force stop the WhatsApp main application.

For Es File Explorer,open the file ‘/data/data/com.whatsapp/shared_prefs/com.whatsapp_preferences.xml’

For SharedPreference Editor, select ‘WhatsApp’ and then select ‘com.whatsapp_preferences’

Now find the key name : ‘status_mode’ and make sure you edit its value from ‘1’ to ‘0’. For text editors ,   Change

<int name =”status_mode” value=”1”/>

To

<int name =”status_mode” value=”0”/>

Now just launch WhatsApp and you may see that the Status feature has been disabled.

 

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