How to completely Remove the new WhatsApp Stories Feature

You actually might be enjoying WhatsApp so far and if you too are one among the persons who started to hate the new WhatsApp Stories feature, then you too are the same along with millions others. Since the Instagram and Snapchat have already been bombarded with the stories, it is therefore of no use that WhatsApp too has added this feature. So let us tell you How to completely Remove the new WhatsApp Status Feature.

You might be trying to get rid of the new WhatsApp stories and if you still haven't been able to find something, let us tell you How to completely Remove the new WhatsApp Status Feature. However, we recommend you backing up your WhatsApp chats before removing the new WhatsApp Status Feature. 

REQUIREMENTS:

You need to root your device first.
You will be needing a File Explorer or the SharedPreferences Editor.





How to completely Remove the new WhatsApp Status Feature:

  1. Before starting to remove the new WhatsApp stories feature and beginning with the process, go to the Settings of your device and in the "Apps" section, go to WhatsApp and force stop it.
  2. For root explorers, open the file /data/data/com.whatsapp/shared_prefs/com.whatsapp_preferences.xml
  3. For SharedPreferences Editor, select WhatsApp and then select 'com.whatsapp_preferences'
  4. Now you will need to find the key name: 'status_mode' and you have to edit its value from 1 to 0. For text editors, you will have to change:
<int name=”status_mode” value=”1“/>
to 
<int name=”status_mode” value=”0“/>
Now launch WhatsApp. And you will see that the WhatsApp stories have been disabled.
How to completely Remove the new WhatsApp Stories Feature How to completely Remove the new WhatsApp Stories Feature Reviewed by Taha Maknoo on Monday, March 27, 2017 Rating: 5
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