Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly gearing up to add to an Instagram-like feature that will help users to add contacts easily. WhatsApp is looking forward to introduce something called “Share Contact Info via QR” feature that will allow users to add new contact by simply scanning a QR code of the person.
This is similar to the Nametag feature on Instagram. WhatsApp will generate a unique QR code for every user which they can show to the other person to get added to their contact list. The QR code will automatically enable WhatsApp to add all fields in the contact form and will automatically save it to the contacts app, according to
Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp recently added a new feature called Stickers that allows users to send stickers other than the already existing GIFs and emojis. The feature is available both on Android and Apple iOS devices. While for Android smartphone users, there are some default WhatsApp sticker packs, they can also download third-party sticker packs directly from Google Play. Not just this, WhatsApp users on Android can also create their own custom stickers, including the ones with their own photos.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp has announced that WhatsApp backup files will no longer count towards the Google Drive storage quota. This was also announced back in August but will start reflecting now on your Google Drive storage.
This will make life easier for WhatsApp users, as Google will now offer free storage for WhatsApp backup files on Google Drive. Furthermore, WhatsApp will now automatically delete users’ data if the same hasn’t been backed up on Google Drive manually in the last one year. This means that if you are using WhatsApp on one particular smartphone for some time and if you haven’t backed up data for over a year, then all data that hasn’t been backed up on Google Drive will get automatically deleted.