QR codes have been with us for many, many years. In some countries, access to electronic payment is easier. However, in Spain it was not until the confinement and subsequent relaxation of sanitary measures that we began to use it en masse to substitute cards in bars and others.
QR codes for WhatsApp are here: how to test them before anyone else
QR codes for WhatsApp were a long-awaited feature, and are finally available in the latest beta version of WhatsApp.
It seems that WhatsApp wants to take advantage of the rise in popularity of these symbols to implement them more extensively within its application. A few days ago we told you that one of the novelties that came to this application was a better behavior of QR codes, and today WhatsApp confirms that we can already contact businesses using them.
QR codes to talk to stores on WhatsApp
The intention of this update is to allow us to scan a code that we see in any local or store and that allows us to start a conversation directly with the official WhatsApp of the business.
In this way we will not have to point your mobile phone and we will be sure that it is a verified profile.
You see in the image above when scanning the code we are invited to go to the conversation chat with the business. Instead of having the phone, the company name will appear, so it will be easier to find it later in our chat list. Each business will be able to customize a welcome message that will be displayed when users scan their QR code.
WhatsApp has also announced that it will allow companies to share product catalogs that could already be made in the application. This will be perfect to be able to answer many of the doubts that customers who contact them may have.