Use Older Version of WhatsApp Without Updating

Disable the blue tick and use any older version of WhatsApp without any force or mandatory update with this simple trick and enjoy features.

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)

Example: App version in Play Store

Example: App version in Play Store

Step 4: Now open APK Editor App and click on ”Select APK from APP”.

APK Editor App

APK Editor 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”?

Version Varies with Device

Version Varies with 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!

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14 Responses

  1. Yogendra Solanki says:

    Please send me soon an app old versoion of whatsapp..

  2. Pras says:

    Still, doesn’t work. It asks for update. Guess we should edit it something else too.

  3. sarmad says:

    Modified app is not installing 🙁

  4. Peterson Scinfield says:

    Great tip man. Can come handy anytime. Thanks.
    People like you keep the internet community on the go. 🙂

  5. Joda says:

    Doesn’t work…:-( I did all according to your description, but when it should ask for the code sent by SMS it says: ‘Something is wrong with your Whatsapp, please download the newest version…’ What to do ?

  6. Joda says:

    I’ve got a Samsung A3 2016 with Android Nougat… if that information helps

  7. amyyy says:

    it works but still asks for recent update installation

  8. Christ says:

    Dont work, Whatsapp seems to look at another place for expire

  9. xman says:

    Dont work at all tried several times.
    why jus not to disable update function at all?

  10. Abdur.Rehman says:

    Doesn’t work…:-( I did all according to your description, but when it should ask for the code sent by SMS it says: ‘Something is wrong with your Whatsapp, please download the newest version…’ What to do ?

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