WhatsApp QR Code: How to Message or Add Contacts with the QR Code

In late 2018, WhatsApp introduced click to chat, where you’ll begin a conversation with someone without having their telephone number saved in your contact list.

As long as you recognize this person’s telephone number and they have an active WhatsApp account, you’ll be able to create a link which will allow you to begin a chat with them.

There are diverse ways to scan the WhatsApp QR code to save a contact or initiate a conversation. Below are the steps;

Scan face to face

  1. Open WhatsApp > tap More options > Settings.
  2. Tap the QR icon displayed next to your WhatsApp name.
  3. Tap Scan Code.
  4. Hold your device over the QR code to scan.
  5. Tap Add.

You can also scan from the WhatsApp camera:

  1. Open WhatsApp > tap Camera.
  2. Hold your device over the QR code to scan.
  3. Tap Add.

Scan from Gallery

You can also scan the QR code received from your friend, just in case you don’t have their phone in hand. They can share their QR code and you’ll be able to scan from your Gallery or Photos. Follow the steps below;

  • Open WhatsApp > tap More options > Settings.
  • Tap the QR icon displayed next to your name.
  • Tap Scan Code.
  • Tap the Gallery icon on rock bottom of the screen.
  • Select the WhatsApp QR code from your Gallery or tap More > Photos to pick from your Photos.
  • Tap OK.
  • Tap Add.

Scan from the New Contact Screen

Android Users:

  • Open WhatsApp > tap New chat.
  • Tap the QR icon next to New contact.
  • Tap Scan Code.
  • Tap Add.

iOS Users:

  • Open WhatsApp > tap New chat.
  • Tap New Contact.
  • Tap Add via QR code and scan the QR code to add.

Scan from WhatsApp camera

  • Open WhatsApp > tap Camera.
  • Select the image with the QR code to scan.
  • Tap Add.

Scan within a chat

  • Open WhatsApp and go to an individual or group chat.
  • Tap the camera icon.
  • Select the image with the QR code to scan.
  • Tap ADD.

How Do I Find My WhatsApp QR Code?

You might be asking, how can I find my WhatsApp QR Code to share with others? Below are the steps to follow to find your personal QR Code. This is for Android users, iOS users follow.

  • Open WhatsApp on your Android device
  • Tap More options (Three dots)
  • From the drop-down menu tap Settings
  • Tap the QR icon displayed next to your name
  • Tapping on the icon will display your personal QR code on the screen.

iOS users

  • Open WhatsApp on your iPhone
  • Next tap Settings
  • Now click on the WhatsApp Web/ Desktop
  • Tap the QR icon displayed next to your name.

Once you are done scanning your QR codes, you can also enjoy conference calls on WhatsApp with your friends and many other things you can do on WhatsApp.

Conclusion

The QR code is the new game changer when it comes to adding new friends on WhatsApp. All you need to do is scan your friend’s QR code and that’s all, your friend will automatically be added to your contacts.

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