WhatsApp is coming out with a handful of new features over the next few weeks. To make it easier to add new contacts, WhatsApp is introducing a new QR code capability. Users will soon be able to scan another user’s QR code to add them to their contacts. This will reduce the hassle of typing in a phone number manually.
Along with this, WhatsApp will be adding a few more new features to make the user interface better and easily accessible.
On video calls, which now support up to eight people, WhatsApp will let users press and hold to maximize a participant’s video to full screen. There’s also a video icon in group chats, so one can easily start a group video call with one tap. Though, the icon will only appear in chats with eight or fewer participants.
WhatsApp is also adding new animated sticker packs. The app will get dark mode on the web and desktop. KaiOS users can share status updates that disappear after 24 hours. WhatsApp says its main focus is still providing reliable, private communication to its two billion users worldwide.