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QR codes hit the Android beta

23 mayo, 2021

The famous instant messaging application has included in Android a novelty that recently launched the iPhone beta: QR codes. Thought for facilitate contact when entering new numbers in the phonebookSimply scan the QR of another application for that person to be added to the phone list.

The mobile number not only opens the door to being called by phone, it is also the gateway to WhatsApp. Since most people use the app on their phone, just know anyone’s number to send them messages. Apart from questions about privacy (which should be taken into account), adding a new number to the phonebook is a somewhat cumbersome process; hence, a QR code solves most of the inconveniences. And that is the reason why WhatsApp has just introduced them in the Android beta: now it is much easier to chat with friends who do not have our number yet.


Scan the QR and you can send WhatsApps

Whatsapp Qr Code

The novelty began to take effect at the beginning of the week in the iPhone application and now we have it available in the Android beta. It is not necessary to be in the latest version since WhatsApp activates the QR from the server side, but it does have one of the most recent beta versions.

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The novelty of the QR code has begun to appear in some users who have the Android beta installed. We already have it on our mobiles, so you should also have the new QR codes. If they do not appear, it is only a matter of time: WhatsApp is currently activating them, so they will arrive progressively.

To use the new WhatsApp QR codes, do the following:

  • You must go to the three upper menu points and enter the application settings.
  • You will see that to the right of your name a small qr icon. Click there.
  • Your QR code will open so that anyone can chat with you on WhatsApp just by scanning it. To help with the task the screen will increase the brightness.
  • The other person must go through the same process. Then, you have to click on ‘Scan code‘, in the upper tab. Just point to your QR code and he can add you to his phone.
  • In case you want to send the QR you can do it from the share icon, top right.
Whatsapp Qr Code

Using a QR code, anyone can add you to your phone by simply scanning it. However, you can cancel its use as soon as you want: to do this you must click on the three menu points (in the QR code section) and then on ‘Reset QR code’. In this way no one else will be able to add you with the old code, they won’t know your phone number either.

The QR codes are already in the beta of WhatsApp for Android, a previous step for them to reach the stable version. You can use them right away if you have one of the latest betas. Of course, so they can add you (or you add to other contacts) everyone needs a beta with active QR codes.

Via | WaBetaInfo