How to Disable WhatsApp Status Feature

Disable WhatsApp Status Feature

Today you will learn how you can disable the feature of WhatsApp status. We all know about WhatsApp status feature as we regularly update our statuses on our iOS and Android users.

WhatsApp has an update in the feature and that was automatically pushed to all WhatsApp users. When you update WhatsApp, you will see a new STATUS tab the section of CALLS and CHAT. This new status tab contains all the status of your contacts (if they posted) and an option at the bottom as well. You can add your own status with the help of that option. All the statuses will automatically disappear after the time period of 24 hours.

We observed that WhatsApp is coming with updates from time to time. Many of its users may feel happy with the updates. But there are some people who still wants the old WhatsApp and consider all these updates as unnecessary.

For all those people wanting the old WhatsApp, here is the good thing. You can easily disable this WhatsApp status feature just by following some simple steps.

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How to Disable WhatsApp Status Feature

Before heading towards the steps that are mentioned below. Do make sure to root your phone and then continue carefully following the steps.

Step 1: Go to your phone’s Settings => Apps => WhatsApp and then click on Force Stop button.

Step 2: Open File Manager and look for the folder /data/data/com.whatsapp/shared_prefs/ and you will find a file with name com.whatsapp.preferences.xml, open that in text editor.

Step 3:  Search for the name of the key and that will show some codes. (mentioned below)

<int name=”status_mode” value=”1″/>

Step 4: In the code change the value from 1 to 0.

Step 5: Open WhatsApp after saving the changes.

That’s it. You will now not see the status tab anymore. If you still face any problem feel free to mention that in comment section.

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