We all know about the status Feature of the WhatsApp that was released a while back and there is no doubt that many People are using and loving this feature. But at the same time, there are People who did not like this feature much as it sometimes annoys when you see Stories thing on almost every Social Media Network.

If you are too one of those People who doesn’t like this feature and want to get rid of it, then this post is for you as in this Post, we will be Covering on How To Disable WhatsApp Stories Feature.

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But wait, Before we get Straight to How To Disable WhatsApp Stories Feature, let us take a look at few requirements that should be fulfilled in order to get rid of WhatsApp Stories Feature.

Pre-Requisites

  • Your Android Smartphone should be Rooted. In case you don’t have Root, then you can follow the first Method without Root.
  • Make sure you have WhatsApp installed on your Android Smartphone.
  • You will need an Active Internet Connection.

So, now let us get to How To Disable WhatsApp Stories Feature.

How To Disable WhatsApp Stories Feature

There are 2 Methods by which you can Disable WhatsApp Stories Feature on your Android Smartphone, so let’s take a look at them.

Method 1: Using Root Explorer

In order to Disable WhatsApp stories Feature on your Android Smartphone using Root Explorer, follow these Steps Carefully:

  • First of all, download and Install Root Explorer App on your Android Smartphone by clicking the button below.

   Root Explorer

  • Once the App is installed Open it and give it Root Permissions by tapping on Grant.
  • Now Force Stop WhatsApp by going to your Android Smartphones Settings, then Installed Applications, scroll and find WhatsApp and tap on Force Stop, confirm it by tapping Ok.
  • Open Root Explorer on your Android Device and navigate to data/data/com.whatsapp/shared_prefs/
  • Here find a file “com.whatsapp.preferences.xml” and edit it.
  • Find the Key Name ” Status_mode” in the com.whatsapp.preferences.xml and change it’s value to 0 from 1.

For Example

Before the editing the Key Name “Status_mode” would look something like:

<int name=”Status_mode” value=”1″/>

After Changes it should look something like:

<int name=”Status_mode” value=”0″/>

  • Once you have changed the Value from 1 to 0, save the file and go to your Android Device’s Home screen.
  • Now Open WhatsApp on your Android Device and tada the WhatsApp Stories Feature is no longer there.

In case you found this Method Difficult or just don’t want to follow it, then don’t worry we have another Method for you which you can use.

Also Read: Download GBWhatsapp to customize whatsapp

Method 2: Using WA Tweaks App

In order to Disable WhatsApp stories Feature on your Android Smartphone using WA Tweaks App, follow these Steps Carefully:

Note: This Method requires Root.

  • First of all, download the WA Tweaks App APK from the Button Below on your Android Smartphone.

   WA Tweaks App APK

  • Now go to any File Manager like ES on your Android Smartphone, then go to downloads, here tap on the WA Tweaks App Apk that you just downloaded, and Tap on Install. If you are getting any “Unknown Sources” Warning, then follow these steps:
  1. Go to Settings on your Android Device.
  2. Now scroll down and tap on Security.
  3. Here Enable “Unknown Sources” by tapping on it, tap on Ok.
  4. Go back and try installing the App again.
  • Wait for the Installation to get Completed, once it’s completed Open the App and give it Root Access by Tapping On Grant Permissions when prompted.
  • Now Force Stop WhatsApp by going to your Android Smartphones Settings, then Installed Applications, scroll and find WhatsApp and tap on Force Stop, confirm it by tapping Ok.
  • Open the WA Tweaks App again and enable the “Enable Home UI” Option.
  • Launch WhatsApp on your Android Smartphone and you’ll see that WhatsApp Stories Feature is no longer there.

So that’s just about it, it was our take on How To Disable WhatsApp Stories Feature, in case you have any queries, then let us know about them in the Comments Section down below.

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