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A new update for WhatsApp will soon add QR code support

A new update for WhatsApp will soon add QR code support”

Reports further suggest that the QR code scanning feature of WhatsApp may also allude to the multi-device account support that is expected soon, which may also be coming soon. All users on Beta can update the app to see the extended limit. This opens up a new page within the app: on the first tab, you can view your own QR code, and on the second tab, you can scan QR codes from others.

As reported by WhatsApp beta watcher WABetaInfo, the latest WhatsApp beta for Android shows that the new feature is available under the Profile settings and allows users to show their QR codes to let anyone quickly add them to their contacts list. However, if you think that you've shared your code with a wrong person or you've posted it in a wrong place, you can easily revoke the code by pressing "Reset QR Code".

How to get the new feature? The new version 2.20.60.27, that is still a beta, offers the possibility to encrypt your chat history that is backed up on iCloud and most importantly, it provides support for QR codes. Lastly, it can be selected to keep the existing QR code or reset them as well. WABetaInfo notes that QRCodes are not completely private, in that they contain your phone number, so while they can be used to communicate privately, they cannot be used to communicate anonymously. All this is identical to the new experience for beta testers on Android.

To check out your personal QR code, you need to navigate to WhatsApp Settings and click on the QR code icon near your profile information. This functionality is, however, limited to iPhone models starting from iPhone 6S.

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It is important to note that beta versions are designed only for testing purposes, and they often contain bugs.

WhatsApp was initially spotted adding the Password Protect Backups feature to its Android client in March.

This feature still seems to be under development for now, but its presence in this new beta means it could see a general release soon. The goal of the feature, as its name suggests, is to protect backups that the instant messaging app creates with a password.

WhatsApp for Android operates in two public branches: stable and beta.



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