How To Get old WhatsApp Status on Android Phone


WhatsApp doing big changes in the last version like new “Status” feature, which is same to Instagram Stories. Unlike the previous text based Status updates, the new Status feature in WhatsApp requires you to post photos, videos and GIFs, which disappear after 24 hours. But a lot of people don't like these changes, including me, yes i hate these changes. So, if you are looking for old version, in this post i guide how you can get old version of WhatsApp on your Android Phone. So Let's Start:

1. Get Old WhatsApp on Non-Rooted Android Phones

On non-rooted devices, you can just install an older APK of WhatsApp to get the old status back. I personally prefer WhatsApp 2.17.60 build version. You can just download this version of WhatsApp from APKMirror and install it on your phone. WhatsApp 2.17.60 apk file.

2. Get Old WhatsApp on Rooted Android Phones

If you want to get back old WhatsApp status feature in the latest version of the app then try this Method. This Method is tested in Latest version of WhatsApp 2.17.77. First, force stops WhatsApp Background services by going Settings>Apps.

To Enable Old status feature we need Root Explorer / File Manager, i am using Es File Explore. Open your File Manager and go to Left Sidebar Menu and then Enable Root Explorer and Give Root Access. Now Again tap on Root Explorer and select Mount R/W and Choose R/W for everything.

Now again open left Sidebar menu, then Go to Local> Device. Now you need to access WhatsApp Folder to make Changes. To access WhatsApp Folder Go to Data> Data> com.whatsapp then Open shared_prefs folder.

Tap on com.whatsapp_pref File, a text file will open. On the upper Right corner, you can Find pen icon, click on that to Edit Text File. Now Locate status_Mode. You can see the value of status_mode is 1 change it to 0 and hit back button and it will ask you to save changes, Click OK.

Open WhatsApp app and you can see, you will get old WhatsApp status option back. You can set your WhatsApp Status. But Next time when you update the app you will lose this option. Don’t worry, you can repeat this Method every time.

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