Today, i would like to present a second Xposed Mod. Mod is developed by Jayshah. Jayshah uploading this one too since the Waze one had some interest, so I hope this one can be of use to other people too.
Useful modifications to WhatsApp. Currently includes:
- Removal of the voice and/or camera buttons from the conversation view
- The ability to keep the contact list (called “New Chat” in WhatsApp) in your history, so when you launch a conversation using it and then press the back button, it doesn’t skip straight back to the main conversations list.
- Highlight group conversations in a custom color in the main chat list (and contact picker).
- Disable WhatsApp expiry check
Removal of the camera and/or voice buttons
Some time ago, WhatsApp added the “audio voice” feature. I found it hindered significantly more than it helped: if you tapped it accidentally, it would vibrate and emit a notification-like sound. And, I would do this repeatedly and so never found this useful (I don’t use voice messaging).
More time passes, and they add a camera icon. This is more useful, and personally I’d prefer if that was the only one. It’s entirely configurable based on what you would like.
Before (with both camera and voice visible):
After (no voice, no camera):
After (no voice):
After (no camera):
Note: in all cases, the “send message” button will appear after you start typing, as it always would. Additionally, disabling sending still allows you to receive them.
Keep contact list in the history
When navigating to a conversation via the “contact list” (main WhatsApp screen > “New Chat” on the action bar > Select a contact) and you press the back key, rather than returning to the contact list, it returns you back to the main WhatsApp screen with your list of conversations – which can be a little frustrating.
This mod allows you to “go back” to the contact list, so you can chat uninterrupted.
It isn’t always easy to see at a glance which of your conversations are groups, and which are which other people. This mod allows you to highlight the group conversations in any colour of your choice.
To install, please ensure you first have:
- Rooted your device
- Install the Xposed Framework in your Phone
Then, you can just search for “WhatsApp Mods” on the store to install it.
Here are all of the options you currently get to play with: