WhatsApp to Get ‘Share Contact Info via QR’ Feature, Easier New Contact Functionality: Report

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WhatsApp is found to bring a ‘Share Contact Info via QR’ feature
  • The feature was spotted on iOS, though it could arrive on Android as well
  • WhatsApp team is also reportedly easing the new contact functionality

WhatsApp as usual is busy testing new features. The Facebook-owned messaging service most recently unveiled its Stickers functionality after months of testing, and while it working on enhancing stickers on its platform by adding a dedicated search feature and the ability to create custom stickers, it is now rumoured to bring an ability to let users share their contact information via a QR code. At first glance, the feature certainly sounds similar to the Nametag feature available on Instagram for some time. It is also reported that WhatsApp is in plans to bring an easier way to let users add a new contact directly from the app.

WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp is working on a feature called “Share Contact Info via QR” that will let users share their contact details to other WhatsApp users via a QR code. The feature would work similar to how the Nametag feature works on Instagram or how Snapcode works on Snapchat. WABetaInfo folks have shared a few screenshots to detail the advanced contact-sharing feature.

The screenshots show that users will be able to add a new contact on WhatsApp by simply scanning the QR code of that contact. Once the app detects and recognises the QR code correctly, it will fill all the fields and then add the contact in the address book without any external efforts. Similar is the case if you want others to add your contact details to their address book. It is also said that WhatsApp will provide you with the ability to revoke your QR code.

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