Scanning a QR code on WhatsApp
December 17, 2022
If you don’t know how to scan a QR code with WhatsApp, this guide by Syrus is the one for you. You may be asked for the QR code when you are about to access WhatsApp’s desktop client service or WhatsApp Web service, in case you want to use the service from your pc. The code is requested to confirm the identity of the user. This guide will show you how to scan a QR code on your Android smartphone or iPhone. If you are curious, let’s get started right away!
Scan a QR code on Android
To scan the code, the steps to follow are very simple. First, log in to WhatsApp’s desktop client internet service or WhatsApp Web via your computer. Now wait until the QR code to be scanned appears. Once it appears follow these steps:
- Open WhatsApp from your Android smartphone
- Select the Chat tab
- Press the three vertical dots in the upper right corner
- Select the Connected Devices item from the menu that will open
- Now press on Connect a device
- Frame the QR code that appears on your desktop screen with your phone’s camera
After you have followed all these steps, you will be able to view the screen with all WhatsApp chats directly from your computer. Don’t worry, you will not need to keep your smartphone on or connected to the Internet. In fact, once you open and sign in, the WhatsApp service on PC will work despite the status of your smartphone.
Scan a QR code on iPhone
The procedure for scanning the QR code that prompts you for the WhatsApp service on your PC is as simple as the procedure using Android. But there are some differences, let’s see what they are. First, always remember to open the WhatsApp service you use on your PC and wait until the QR code to be scanned appears. Now:
- Open WhatsApp from your Apple smartphone
- Select Settings in the lower right-hand corner
- Tap on the heading Connected Devices
- Tap on Connect a device
- At this point the app will ask you to verify your identity using Face ID or Touch ID. After you have done this, press the OK button
- Now frame with your iPhone’s camera the QR code that appeared on your computer screen
You can now safely use the messaging service on a PC as well.
WhatsApp features you need to know
Did you know about WhatsApp’s hidden features? If you are wondering how to make the best use of the messaging application here are some findings we have identified for you. There is a feature that allows you to make all your messages disappear from a chat after seven days. To activate it all you need to do is go to the chat select and activate the ephemeral messages option.
You can also customize alerts for individual contacts so that you already know who has sent you a message. Go to the contact icon while viewing a chat and select the Custom Notifications option. If you happen upon an important conversation and want to save it, you can export the chat to have its contents with you at all times. On an Android device you simply go to the menu and in the More section select Export chat. On an iPhone device, on the other hand, you need to open the chat view and tap on the contact’s name at the top of the screen. Scroll down to contact information and select export chat.