WhatsApp gets support for QR codes, so you can easily share your contact details. This is evident from an early test version of the app.
WhatsApp automatically checks your own address book to check which of your contacts also have WhatsApp. You therefore never actually have to enter contact details, but WhatsApp wants to make it even easier to add new contacts. With special QR codes you can immediately start a conversation with a new contact person.
WhatsApp Gets QR Codes for Contacts
Instagram recently introduced the Naamtag function , so you can easily follow new contacts by scanning a special Instagram code. Even Twitter has QR codes to track profiles. Both codes are similar to the Snap Codes Snapchat and now shows a test version that WhatsApp receive such a code.
As soon as you want to add a contact, you will soon see an option to scan a QR code. From this screen you also view your own code, which is automatically generated based on your telephone number and profile name. You therefore no longer have to manually exchange phone numbers, because scanning the code is enough to fill in all the information automatically.
You can also use the code to share online, for example. This is especially useful for companies, who can easily share their company account. WhatsApp is increasingly investing in companies that use WhatsApp to get in touch with customers. These QR codes are intended to make contact easier, although you will also benefit from adding a new contact yourself. In the option also appears a button with which you can withdraw the code, for example if it is misused.
Manually Adding Contact also Improved
At the same time, WhatsApp also improves the manual addition of a contact, according to a beta of the Android version. There you just need to choose a country and enter the phone number. WhatsApp then checks whether that number is registered with WhatsApp, so that you immediately see whether you have entered the correct number. At this point, adding contacts is very much like entering data in the default Contacts app.
We don’t know when these features will be available, but it will probably be in a few months. WhatsApp already uses QR codes in two places, namely to activate WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop.