WhatsApp tips and tricks: how to add contacts using QR code

WhatsApp has now made it easier to add new contacts for its users with QR codes. The method bypasses the tedious method of entering a new contact’s number and name to send them a message. WhatsApp QR Codes can be created and scanned from both Android and iOS in a few simple steps. Here we will take a look at how to create and scan QR codes using your smartphone. Also Read – Real-Time Disappeared Chat App Now Playing Live – Here’s How To Use It

How to Create / Scan WhatsApp QR Codes on Android

  • Open WhatsApp and tap on the three dots located in the top right corner.
  • Tap the “Settings” option.
  • Within the settings menu, tap the QR code option located on the right side of your name.
  • There you will see two options: My Code and Scan Code
  • You can share a screenshot of the My Code page or have someone else scan it to get your contact.
  • You can use the scan code page to open the QR code scanner, to scan others’ WhatsApp QR code.
  • Once the code is scanned, the contact is added to WhatsApp.
  • If you have a screenshot of the code, you can tap the gallery icon within the scan code page, where you can then select the code to scan it.

How to Create / Scan WhatsApp QR Codes on iPhone

  • Open WhatsApp and tap the Settings tab at the bottom.
  • Tap the QR code that appears next to your name.
  • Within the QR code screen, tap if you want to show your QR code or if you want to scan a code.

If you feel that your WhatsApp QR code is circulating a lot and getting into the hands of people you can’t trust. You can simply reset your QR code by going to the My Code page and tapping the three-dot icon in the top right corner. Here you can select the Reset QR Code option. This will undo your previous QR code and you can then start sharing the new code generated for you. Read also – WhatsApp Christmas Stickers: How to Download and Send

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