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    WhatsApp makes saving contacts easy with QR codes, Dark Mode comes to desktop

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    The Facebook-owned company also announced animated stickers features for all its users.

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    The new WhatsApp features are expected to roll out over the next few weeks.
    NEW DELHI: WhatsApp started July on a happy note. The Facebook-owned messaging service announced new features that are expected to roll out over the next few weeks.

    In a blog post on Wednesday, the tech company revealed the five new features that will come to the devices shortly.

    The California-based company wants to make lives simpler with the new contact-saving QR Codes. Users don't have to tap in the digits of their contacts one at a time. This new update will ensure people can add their contacts to their phones with the use of QR codes. When you meet someone new, scan their QR code to add them to your contacts.

    The smartphone users can make their messaging even more effective with new Animated Stickers. The app said that stickers were one of the most-common way of communicating on WhatsApp, with billions of stickers sent every day. "We are rolling out new animated sticker packs that are even more fun and expressive," the blog post read.

    With video-calling becoming the most pertinent way of communicating with your loved ones, WhatsApp has made improvements to group video calling feature.

    Earlier, it had increased the number of people joining the video call to 8. This time, it has added a special feature that will allow the user to focus on whoever s/he wants just by letting him/her press and hold to maximise a participant's video to full screen.

    It will also allow you to added a video icon in group chats of 8 or less, so you can easily start a group video call with 1-tap.

    The messaging platform also plans to roll out the Status feature, that disappear after 24 hours, to KaiOS users.

    These features are expected to come to your smartphone with the next, latest versions of WhatsApp.

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    1 Comment on this Story

    Raja Gupta33 days ago
    isn't it easier to just share the number than opening the phone and sharing the QR code?
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