As per reports by the WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is currently testing a new feature that could enable you to add new contacts using just QR code. They go further to elaborate that WhatsApp is currently testing the beta feature on iOS, though works on having the feature on Android is also ongoing.
As it works out, each user will have their own unique QR code and can add a new contact by simply scanning their QR code using their smartphone camera. After scanning, WhatsApp will find the contacts information automatically.
Users will also have the option of revoking the code so that it cannot be used indefinitely to add them to another user’s contact list. In addition to the option of adding users via a QR code, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new fresh interface for adding new contacts directly on the app.
Currently, there is no way to quickly chatting with a new contact on WhatsApp. You must first manually save them to your phonebook before WhatsApp can pick up the new contacts and enable you to chat with them. Even after adding a …read more
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