In addition to the 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 given 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, the iPhone beta recently saw a feature called Password Protect Backup, which helps to keep backups stored in the iCloud drive through a password.
WhatsApp has been working on this QR code feature for a long time. Its initial traces were found in November 2018. It seems that WhatsApp is now going to launch 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 188.8.131.52.
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 the Assamese.
Android WhatsApp Beta 2.20.171 can be downloaded directly from the 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 184.108.40.206 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.
This password protection backup feature was seen in WhatsApp’s Android client in March. The purpose of this feature is to increase the security of chat backups.