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How to scan a business' WhatsApp QR code on Android

India Today logo India Today 03-02-2021 India Today Web Desk
a hand holding a cellphone: Do you know how to scan a business' QR code? Do you know how to scan a business' QR code?

WhatsApp is one of the most popular mobile messaging applications. It is used by billions of people worldwide for sending and receiving videos, photos, documents, payments, etc. Apart from mobile phones, you can use WhatsApp on your personal computer and laptop also.

However, last year WhatsApp introduced QR codes to help users to add contacts without having to key in the mobile number. Hence, you can easily connect with a business on WhatsApp by scanning their WhatsApp QR code.

As per the official website, "The WhatsApp camera can only scan official WhatsApp QR codes."

Do you know how to scan a business' QR code? Here is a step by step guide you can follow to scan a business' WhatsApp QR code on Android.

Business' WhatsApp QR code: How to scan in person

  • First, open WhatsApp on your Android Smartphone
  • Next, tap More options (three dots)
  • Now, from given options, tap Settings
  • Tap the QR icon displayed next to your name.
  • Tap SCAN CODE
  • Now, you have to hold your device over the QR code to scan
  • Next, tap CONTINUE TO CHAT

Tap ADD to add the business as a contact.

Business' WhatsApp QR code: How to scan with the WhatsApp camera

  • First, open WhatsApp messenger on your device
  • Next, tap Camera
  • Now, you need to hold your device over the QR code to scan

Business' WhatsApp QR code: How to scan from Gallery

  • First, open WhatsApp on your device
  • Next, open tap More options (three dots)
  • Now, from the drop-down menu select Settings
  • On the page, tap the QR icon displayed next to your name
  • Next, tap SCAN CODE
  • After that tap the Gallery icon on the bottom of the screen
  • Select the WhatsApp QR code from your Gallery or tap More> Photos to select from your Photos
  • At last, tap OK

(Source: Whatsapp support)

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