Many times you may have faced the problem of WhatsApp asking for a mandatory update to run. But you may not wish to update the app thinking to lose some of the app experience or features. This basically happens because the app makes some changes which have an effect on all users. For example, suppose if WhatsApp has an update for some emoji smiles, then the one who hasn’t updated the app will not be shown the emojis. Thus causing communication problem, this is why some apps ask you to make mandatory updates.
You can skip this updates and use older versions of WhatsApp and disable blue tick without any compulsion just using a simple trick which actually is a small setting change. No root permissions are required.
Steps to Run Older WhatsApps Without Update
Step 1: Download and install the older version of the WhatsApp on your Device.
Step 2: Download APK Editor app from Google Play Store.
Step 3: Now open Google Play Store and search for the WhatsApp app. Click on Read more and scroll down to check App version. (Note it)
Step 4: Now open APK Editor App and click on ”Select APK from APP”.
Step 5: Now look for the WhatsApp and click on “common edit”.
Step 6: Here change the Version name with the latest one you noticed in Google Play Store.
Step 7: Apply the changes in APK Editor App.
Step 8: Uninstall the pre-installed WhatsApp and install the modified App from APK Editor. Holla! You have just nailed it.
What if the App Version says “Varies with the device”?
- First, download the latest version of your WhatsApp.
- Go to Android Settings and look for the option Apps/App Manager.
- Check for the App, open it and look for App version.
- Note the App version and proceed forward with the steps above.
Once done you can use any older version of the WhatsApp on your Android Smartphone without any update and enjoy the App experience and features. I have also provided a video demo of the same.
Conclusion: I hope the post was helpful. Do comment below for any of the assistance or queries. Have a nice day Cheers!