WhatsApp users may soon be able to transfer data between devices using QR codes. This new feature would make it easier for users to transfer their chat history to a new Android phone without backing up chats and media on Google Drive. The feature is currently under development and there is no information available on its release date.
To use this feature, users will need to download WhatsApp on their new Android phone and scan a QR code on their old phone. This process is expected to streamline and speed up the migration process.
In other news, WhatsApp recently launched proxy support for all users. This feature allows users to connect to WhatsApp through servers set up by volunteers and organizations around the world.
In situations where internet access is restricted or disrupted, this feature allows users to continue communicating freely. The app developer states that using a proxy connection will provide the same level of security and privacy as their regular service, including end-to-end encryption for private messages.
“We’re launching proxy support for WhatsApp users all over the world. What this means is we’re putting the power into people’s hands to maintain access to WhatsApp if their connection is blocked or disrupted,” The developer said while announcing the proxy support.
According to WhatsApp, using a proxy connection will provide the same level of security and privacy that the social media site already provides. End-to-end encryption will still be used to safeguard users’ private messages, it claims. The reports appeared in WeBetaInfo.
WhatsApp QR Codes Explained: How they can be used for data transfer
A QR code (short for Quick Response code) is a type of barcode that can be scanned using a smartphone or other device with a camera. QR codes are often used to provide a quick and easy way to access information or to complete a task, such as making a payment or joining a Wi-Fi network.
In the context of WhatsApp, it is possible that a QR code may be used to facilitate the transfer of data between devices. This would allow users to scan a QR code on their old device using their new device, in order to quickly and easily transfer their chat history and other data to the new device. However, it should be noted that this feature has not yet been officially released by WhatsApp, and it is not yet clear how it will work in practice.