You probably use WhatsApp already. It might be one of the main apps you use to converse or start a conversation with friends, family, boyfriend or relatives.

But doesn’t starting a conversation seem tedious? You have to type the number of the respective person, save it to contacts, and refresh your WhatsApp. Then finally, initiate conversation.

That’s a long procedure.

But here is good news!

WhatsApp is soon to introduce a shortcut. to save contacts. And it will use a QR Code to do it.

WhatsApp Qr Code for saving contacts
(Image Source: Wabetainfo)

Keep reading the article to know more about it.

A. QR Code feature on WhatsApp

The all-new feature will allow users to save contacts instantly. it has been in talks since November 2018. And it will now be added on its stable version— WhatsApp beta confirmed it.

Twitter handle of WA Beta, the version for all new features, stated:

“In the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.189 update, WhatsApp is working on a QR Code shortcut (it’s not visible yet). The feature will be (obviously, you know ??) enabled in future.”

The tweet also showed a screenshot of this feature on WhatsApp. It simply states ‘Scan, share QR code’.

WhatsApp QR Code feature
(Image Source: Wabetainfo)

WhatsApp already uses WhatsApp Web QR Code. On scanning, it allows you to access your chats on a desktop instead of a mobile.

WhatsApp is the latest to join the list of social media apps, (Facebook, Instagram) with QR Code feature. This is deemed as a step forward to integrate the app with Instagram. The QR Code is also very similar to the feature of Nametags on Instagram.

B. How does it work?

Let’s start with an example.

Say you are in a business meeting. And you meet many potential clients with whom you’d like to get in touch on WhatsApp.

Here, a WhatsApp QR Code will help you get them to contact you easily. How? Here’s how:

1. You pull out your phone to open WhatsApp and hence your QR Code

2. You show it to people you’re interested in

3. They scan it and your contact gets saved on their phones

That simple. They no longer need to manually type your contact details to add you as a contact.

The QR Code feature here makes saving contacts easy with just a single scan. This quickly!

Users also have the agency to remove the feature, if it’s not required.

That’s all you need to know about the WhatsApp QR Code. Just like WhatsApp Web, it will make things easier for end-users.

Updated: Jul 16, 2019

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