WhatsApp incorporates QR codes to add contacts

The messaging application is working on a new function, which will allow its users to share their contacts quickly through the use of QR codes.

At this moment there is a version in “testing phase and WhatsApp has incorporated it into the latest betas of its mobile service with iOS (2.20.60.27) and Android (2.20.171) operating systems”, according to the specialized portal «WABetaInfo ».

“The WhatsApp QR code function is found in the application settings, and by clicking on the code thumbnail you can access a section from where it is possible to share each user’s personal QR code with other people.

Users have the option to revoke a QR code unlimitedly, so that the previous codes stop working and a new valid one is generated. In addition, the WhatsApp QR code section also includes a scanner with which users can quickly read other people’s codes. “