How to scan a WhatsApp QR code

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You can scan a WhatsApp QR code to add a friend or family member’s contact information to WhatsApp.
Scan a WhatsApp QR code
Scan in person
  1. Tap your profile photo to access settings.
  2. Tap the QR Code displayed next to your name.
  3. Tap Scan code.
  4. Hold your device over the QR code to scan.
  5. Tap Add to contacts.
Scan with your camera in WhatsApp
  1. Tap Camera
    camera
    .
  2. Hold your device over the QR code to scan.
  3. Tap Add to contacts.
Scan from Gallery
  1. Tap your profile photo to access settings.
  2. Tap the QR code displayed next to your name.
  3. Tap Scan code.
  4. Tap the Gallery icon on the bottom of the screen.
  5. Select the WhatsApp QR code from your Gallery or tap your profile photo to access settings > Photos to select from your Photos.
  6. Tap OK.
  7. Tap Add to contacts.
Scan from the New Contact screen
  1. Tap New chat
    new chat
    .
  2. Tap the QR code next to New contact.
  3. Tap Scan code.
  4. Tap Add to contacts.
Scan from Photos with WhatsApp camera
  1. Tap Camera
    camera
    .
  2. Select the image with the QR code to scan.
  3. Tap ADD.
Scan within a chat
  1. Go to an individual or group chat.
  2. Tap camera
    camera
    .
  3. Select the image with the QR code to scan.
  4. Tap Add to contacts.
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