In addition to QR Code support, the password protection backup feature has also been seen in the latest WhatsApp beta for iPhone. However, this feature is not currently available for beta testers.
QR Code support will be added to WhatsApp Android and iPhone in the coming days, allowing users to scan their QR code and add new contacts. The Facebook-owned company has not yet provided 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 the changes and provide feedback before the public release of this feature. At the same time, a feature called Password Protect Backup has recently been seen in iPhone Beta, which helps to protect backups stored in iCloud drives through passwords.
WhatsApp has been working on this QR code feature for a long timeUsed to be. Its initial traces were found in November 2018. It seems that WhatsApp is now going to debut this feature with the upcoming beta version 2.20.171 for Android devices. At the same time, this feature version on iPhone will be included in 18.104.22.168. This new feature will be available in the latest WhatsApp Beta within the profile settings, as reported in
a report by WhatsApp beta version tracking website WABetaInfo. You can show this QR code to any other user and by scanning the code you can easily add it to your contact list. Similarly, you can scan the code of others and add them to your contact list with Assamese.
Android WhatsApp Beta 2.20.171 can be downloaded directly from Google Play beta program. Apart from this, you can download and download the APK file from APK Mirror. Apart from this, iPhone users can download WhatsApp Beta 22.214.171.124 via TestFlight.
Apart from QR code support, a separate report by WABetaInfo also informs about the password-protected backup feature in the latest WhatsApp beta for iPhone. However, this feature is not currently available for beta testers.
In March this password-protected backup feature was seen in WhatsApp’s Android client. The purpose of this feature is to increase the security of chat backups.