The company appears to be working to integrate QR codes into the app, allowing for the easy adding of new friends. The new feature is similar to tools rolled out by Snapchat and other companies in an attempt to make it easier to add friends.
To bring it up, users will choose the option to share their contact data – when they do that, a QR code will show up. Your new friend can then hold their phone up to yours, showing the screen and its QR code to the camera, at which point WhatsApp will see it and fill in all of the contact details.
This is quite synonymous to what we explored in the active years of Blackberry Messenger (BBM).
The changes were spotted by WABetaInfo, a Twitter account that tracks upcoming changes to the app. It noted that it could prove useful for businesses, which would be able to show their QR code on websites or even in real stores and allow customers to more easily get in touch with them.