WhatsApp Beta on iOS and Android Now Supports QR Code

After a year of working on it, Whatsapp is now testing the QR Code support on iOS and Android with WhatsApp Beta testers.

A report by WABetaInfo revealed that WhatsApp has been developing this feature for almost a year which will provide complete encryption for the chats and will also store the conversations on iCloud.

A special scan feature has been added to the camera app of Whatsapp to scan the code. To invite people to join a chat, users can generate a QR code and share it with others, who will then scan the QR code to join the chat.

In case a QR code is leaked, users can cancel the previously created code and generate a new one immediately. However, it is preferred that QR codes should not be shared publicly to prevent any inconvenience later.

According to WABetaInfo, QR codes are not private as they contain a phone number, which means that it would allow users to communicate privately but it would not hide anyone’s identity.

Currently, the new feature is available only for beta testers on iOS and Android and it is expected that it would be rolled out to all users in the coming few weeks.

Along with above mentioned updates, Whatsapp is also rolling out Messenger Rooms for group calls to counter the rising popularly of video calling.

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