I would like to present my second Xposed Mod. I'm 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
Changelog can be found here.
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. So - I wrote this (it's also open source: https://github.com/jaysh/xposed-whatsapp). It's entirely configurable based on what you would like.
Before (with both camera and voice visible):
After (no voice, no camera - you can choose which combination you'd like):
(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.
How to install
Recommended method: install via the Xposed module installer - search for "WhatsApp Mods"
Alternatively, for offline installation, you can use this APK: http://dl-count.xposed.info/modules/..._v4_da029a.apk
Please do let me know if any comments/feedback.