WhatsApp introduces new feature, no QR code required for web version


CALIFORNIA: WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned by Meta, has introduced a new feature that makes it easier for users to access the web version of the app. Now, users can link their accounts to WhatsApp Web using their phone number instead of scanning a QR code.

The new feature was announced by WA Beta Info, a website that publishes news about WhatsApp. According to the website, the new feature can be experienced after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 2.23.14.18 update available on the Google Play Store. The new feature aims to help users easily link their accounts to an additional device.

According to WA Beta Info, the feature is called “Link with Phone Number”. To use this feature, users have to tap the three-dot menu in the top-right corner of the app and select “Linked Devices”. Then, they have to tap on “Link a device” and choose “Link with phone number instead” below the QR code scanner. They will then be asked to enter their primary phone number associated with their account and an eight-character code that will appear on WhatsApp Web.

The new feature is currently only available to some beta testers and on WhatsApp Web. However, Meta has said that it will release the feature to more users in the coming days and possibly extend it to other platforms as well. The new feature may be useful for users who have problems with their phone’s camera or prefer not to scan a QR code.

WhatsApp has been adding more features and updates to its app in recent years, such as multi-device support, disappearing messages, and voice and video calls on desktop. The app has over two billion users worldwide and competes with other messaging apps such as Telegram and Signal.

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