WhatsApp Beta on iOS and Android Now Supports QR Code

Yolanda Curtis
May 24, 2020

While the stable branch is where you want to be as the average user, the beta branch gives us the opportunity to witness the features that are in development for this popular instant messaging app.

The image below shows the new QR code functionality within the settings menu of the WhatsApp beta app on Android, courtesy of WABetaInfo. With the personal QR code feature that users will be able to share on WhatsApp, they will offer a practical solution in this regard.


The first change is a rather minor one that simply allows you to add contacts to your WhatsApp list by scanning a QR code, potentially avoiding the pain of contacts not being properly pulled in from your phone's contacts list.

While QR codes are minor additions to WhatsApp, it's sure to be appreciated, as adding contacts within the app can be tedious. This will allow WhatsApp Business users to choose if they want to encrypt their backups on iCloud. Whereas the Scan Code tab has a QR code in it, where you can share it others. You'll have to sign up for WhatsApp's beta version-which is much easier to do on Android than iOS-to play with this fun feature, as well as any others WhatsApp will be testing in the near future.


Support for QR codes was made available through a server-side update for the 2.20.171 beta version of WhatsApp, the report said.

If the roles are reversed, and you'd like to get their codes instead, you can use your "Scan" button on the app. This ability to revoke and generate new QR codes comes with no limits, claims the report. The WABetaInfo account has shared a screenshot on its website, where it states that the new feature will work with the WhatsApp backups stored in iCloud Drive for iPhones.


The QR code contains your name and telephone number, be that as it may, as per WABetaInfo, it very well may be renounced whenever to stop somebody utilizing it to include your details. A My QR Code option is available in the contextual menu of the WhatsApp beta that can be accessed using the touch and hold gesture on the app icon. This performance is, nevertheless, restricted to iPhone fashions ranging from iPhone 6S. And at an equivalent time, WhatsApp is functioning on equivalent protection for its chat backups on Android. So, they're going to be ready to add contacts to WhatsApp quickly.

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