How do I hide the “Recording” status on the notification bar or drawer?

There are two ways to hide the “Recording” notification icon on the notification bar on top of the screen.

Firstly, you can enable “alternate icon” from app Settings > Interface. This will replace the circular recording icon with a more obscure diamond icon.

Secondly, you can completely hide the icon from the notification bar, by going to app Settings > Interface > Hide notification icon. This will hide the icon that appears on the top-left corner of your screen, but when you pull down the notification bar, the entry that says that recording is in progress will still be there. This is a requirement mandated by Android that a background-running app must have a visible notification in order for that app not to be terminated prematurely by the operating system.