How to disable the WhatsApp status feature on Android

WhatsApp added a new status feature in the recent update, the WhatsApp status feature allows you to set your picture, short video or GIF file on your profile for 24 hours. The status automatically is removed after a duration of 24 hours, it allows you to see the status of your contact added in your list and also lets you see your own WhatsApp status views. The WhatsApp status feature also notify you the number of views of people visited your profile along with time and date.

WhatsApp is a best social messaging app, best known for quick updates, bug fixes and adding new features. Over the last three months WhatsApp brought exciting new features, including text formatting, GIF support, new emoji’s and much more. The recent update bring this new WhatsApp status feature but are you the one who think this feature is no more needed in WhatsApp or you want to disable it? If so, then you are at the right place here we’ll show you how to disable the WhatsApp status feature on your Android device.

How to disable the WhatsApp status feature


Your device should be rooted or follow our root section and choose your device model

Es File Explorer with root access. Or SharedPreference editor.

Process to disable WhatsApp status feature on Android

Just follow these simple steps to remove WhatsApp status feature on an Android device.

Go to Setting > Apps and Force stop the WhatsApp application.

Now open the Es File explorer and navigate to data/data/com.whatsapp/shared_prefs/com.whatsapp_preferences.xml‘

If you are using SharedPreference Editor then choose WhatsApp > com.whatsapp_preferences.

There you’ll see ‘status_mode’, now edit its value from 1 to 0.

If you are using ES file Explorer then change <int name=”status_mode” value=”1″/> to <int name=”status_mode” value=”0″/>

Once changes are made in the file, click save and exit.

Reboot your device, the WhatsApp status feature should be gone now on your WhatsApp application. Stay Tuned for more updates.

Source: XDA


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