How to scan QR code on Whatsapp to add contacts ? Easy Way 2022

WhatsApp now allows you to add contacts via QR code (or QR code in Portuguese). The feature, available on both Android and iPhone, aims to streamline the process. Just scan the image and the person is added to the list.

This does not mean that the user will not have access to their phone number. Once the code is scanned, the contact will be able to see your cell phone number and all other data, like the others.

We show here how to add a contact by QR code on WhatsApp in person, by an image in the gallery, or shared in a conversation. Also, find out where to find your QR code and send it to anyone you want.

How to add a contact by QR code on WhatsApp

This tip is valid to add the contact in person, by scanning the screen of the other user’s device.

Android

1. Open WhatApp and, on the Conversations tab, tap on the dialog balloon icon in the lower right corner of the screen;

2. On the next screen, tap on a QR code icon, located next to the New Contact option

 

3. Position the contact’s mobile screen so that your QR code is inside the square that will appear on your device’s screen;

4. The service will search for the user and then display the following message WhatsApp account found. Tap on Add to Contacts ;

5. Now enter the person’s details, as you do when adding any contact to your address book, and save normally.

iPhone

1. Open WhatsApp and tap Settings ;

2. On the next screen, notice that there is a QR code icon next to your name. Tap on it;

3. Go to Scan and then to OK ;

4. Position the contact’s mobile screen so that your QR code is inside the square that will appear on your device’s camera;

5. Complete the process in Add Contacts.

How to add a QR code contact on WhatsApp to a conversation

The feature is valid for when the user receives the QR code image of contact through an individual or group conversation.

1. Open WhatApp and access any conversation, individual or group;

2. Tap the camera icon located next to the chat text box. On iPhone, then tap the Photos icon. On Android, just go to step 3;

3. Now, tap on the image that contains the code;

4. The service will search for the user and then display the following message WhatsApp account found. Tap on Add to Contacts ;

5. Enter the person’s details as you do when adding any contact to your address book and save normally.

How to add a contact with QR code on WhatsApp by gallery image

Android

1. Open WhatApp and, on the Conversations tab, tap on the conversation bubble icon in the lower right corner of the screen;

2. Now, tap on a QR code icon located next to the New Contact option ;

3. Go to the icon formed by two overlapping squares, in the lower-left corner;

 

4. Select the image that has the QR code of the contact you want to add;

5. Go to Add to contacts ;

6. Enter contact details and save as usual.

 iPhone

1. Open WhatsApp and go to Settings ;

2. Tap on a QR code icon that is located next to its name;

3. Go to Scan and then to the Photos icon at the bottom of the screen;

4. Select the image that has the QR code of the contact you want to add;

5. Go to Add to Contacts.

How to find my WhatsApp QR code

Every WhatsApp user has their own QR code. To find yours on Android, open the app and tap the three-dot icon ( little dots), usually located at the top of the Conversations tab.

In the menu that appears, tap SettingsNext to your name and profile picture, there will be a QR code icon. Tap on it and you’re done. If you don’t see it, make sure it’s on the My Code tab.

On the iPhone, open WhatsApp, go to Settings, and then the QR code icon next to your name.

How to share my WhatsApp QR code

The sharing option is in the same location as your QR code. Just tap on the share icon highlighted in the image below. Then, just choose which app you want to send the image.

It is worth noting that WhatsApp recommends caution when sharing your code. The service recommends that you only send it to people you trust, as the recipient can share it with anyone they want.

How to change my WhatsApp QR code

If by chance your messenger QR code was shared with someone you wouldn’t want, just generate a new one. According to WhatsApp, this action cancels the previously generated code.

On Android, open WhatsApp, and on the Conversations tab, tap the three dots icon. Choose Settings then go to the QR code icon next to your name.

Go to the three dots icon in the upper right corner of the My Code tab and tap Reset QR Code. Confirm your decision with Reset and then OK .

On iPhone, open the app, go to Settings, then the QR code icon. Then follow the path Reset QR Code → Reset → OK.

Other features with WhatsApp QR code

Yes, you may have seen a QR code while using WhatsApp before. Before launching the option to add contacts through scanning, the messenger already used the technology in other resources.

The best known of them is the WhatsApp Web activation. When accessing the website, the user needs to read the QR Code displayed by the chat application.

Another function is the creation of links to groups, which allows anyone to access them. Anyone who has access to the address or image of the code can enter without needing authorization from the administrator.

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