Tuesday, July 2, 2019

WhatsApp New Features: QR Code Scanner Shortcut and Payment link Soon

  Mobiletrendnow       Tuesday, July 2, 2019
WhatsApp is working on adding a host of new features on to its platform. The Facebook-owned social messaging app, for instance, is already working on hide muted status updates and share status to Facebook features. And now, a new report suggests that the company is working on adding a QR Code scanner to its platform.

According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on adding a QR Code shortcut in its Android app. The feature is available in the WhatsApp Beta for Android version 2.19.189. However, it is not visible to all beta testers yet and it is possible that the social messaging app will enable this feature to all beta testers in a future update.
While the details about the feature remain scarce at the moment, however, a screenshot shared by a Twitter user who goes by the name Gustav Wiesner on the micro-blogging app indicates that the shortcut will be available above the Account option in the Settings menu of the social messaging app. However, there are no further details available on the feature beyond that.

WhatsApp conventionally uses QR Codes for authentication while signing in WhatsApp Web. While WhatsApp Web can be accessed by tapping on the WhatsApp Web/Desktop option in the Settings section of the company's iOS-based app, it can be accessed by tap on the WhatsApp Web option which in turn can be accessed by tapping on the three dots in the top right hand side of the company's Android app.

With the access to WhatsApp Web so readily available on Android, it is unlikely that WhatsApp will take this feature a step away from what can aptly be described as direct access. However, it is possible that the company could be planning to move thing around in a bid to offer a more uniform experience on both its platforms, i.e. Android and iOS. In any case, we will have to wait until the social messaging app releases the update to all its beta users to know more about the feature.

Separately, WhatsApp has moved a step closer to launching WhatsApp Payments in India. A report by The Economic Times, last week, indicated that the company had setup the infrastructure to facilitate WhatsApp payments in India and it has moved to the audit process. Once the auditors submit their report to the RBI and the central bank gives a nod to the company, WhatsApp can roll out the feature to all its users across the country.
logoblog

Thanks for reading WhatsApp New Features: QR Code Scanner Shortcut and Payment link Soon

Previous
« Prev Post

No comments:

Post a Comment