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QR Code support will be added to WhatsApp Android and iPhone in the coming days, allowing users to add new contacts by scanning their QR code. The Facebook-owned company has not yet given any official information about the new update, but QR code support has been added to the latest WhatsApp beta version for both Android and iPhone. Beta users can view changes and provide feedback before the feature’s public release. At the same time, a feature called Password Protect Backup has recently been seen in iPhone beta, which helps in protecting the backup stored in iCloud Drive through password.

WhatsApp has been working on this QR code feature for a long time. Its initial traces were found in November 2018. It seems that WhatsApp is now going to introduce this feature with the upcoming beta version 2.20.171 for Android devices. At the same time, this feature will be included in version 2.20.60.27 on iPhone.

According to a report by WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp beta versions. Android-2-20-171-whats-new/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Report It has been told that in the latest WhatsApp Beta for Android, this new feature will be available inside the profile settings. You can show this QR code to another user and he can easily add you to his contact list by scanning the code. Similarly, by scanning the code of others, you can add them to Asami in your contact list.

Android WhatsApp beta 2.20.171 can be downloaded directly from the Google Play beta program. Apart from this, you can also download its APK file from APK Mirror and sideload it. Apart from this, iPhone users can download WhatsApp Beta 2.20.60.27 through TestFlight.

Along with QR code support, WABetaInfo also has a separate report The latest WhatsApp beta for iPhone also informs about the presence of password protect backup feature. However, currently this feature is not available for beta testers.

This password protect backup feature was seen in WhatsApp’s Android client in March. The purpose of this feature is to increase the security of chat backup.

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