WhatsApp Spotted Adding a QR Code Shortcut For Easy Scanning of QR Codes

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WhatsApp Spotted Adding a QR Code Shortcut For Easy Scanning of QR Codes

According to a report, Facebook owned WhatsApp for Android has been spotted featuring a dedicated “QR Code Shortcut”.  The new development is reportedly a part of a WhatsApp beta release for Android.

In May, The company was already reported to include a QR code button that will allow users to add their contacts using QR codes.

According to a tweet posted by WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.19.189 has included the references for a QR Code shortcut. A screenshot purportedly showing a QR Code shortcut has also been provided.

The screenshot suggests that WhatsApp users would be able to scan and share QR codes by tapping the dedicated shortcut. It is said that the feature will be enabled in the future, though it isn’t visible on the latest WhatsApp beta release.