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WhatsApp to get two new much-needed features soon

Faisal Saeed Written by Faisal Saeed ·  1 min read >

Facebook recently announced that it is going to bring ads feature on its popular messaging app WhatsApp, and now according to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working to launch two new features on its platform which includes sharing your WhatsApp story on Facebook and QR codes for profile.

As reported by WABetaInfo, users will now be able to share their WhatsApp status as a Facebook story. The messaging app will now have a “Add to Facebook Story” option that will allow users to perform this function. However, in order to add your status as a Facebook story, users must have the Facebook app installed in their mobile devices.

WABetaInfo in a Twitter post said, “If the Facebook app is installed, WhatsApp will add a new option called Add to Facebook Story. When tapped, you will be redirected to Facebook to share your story. Using this option, WhatsApp will allow posting your status updates on Facebook, that contain images, videos, GIFs and text. The process is not automatic, the user has to manually use the option.”

The second feature to be added in WhatsApp is QR codes for profile. Snapchat and Facebook Messenger are already using this identification feature and now it is coming to WhatsApp as well. With this option, users will be able to navigate their profile and will show others the QR code with the user’s phone number which is associated with their WhatsApp account. This will enable them to exchange their contact details with their friends or known associates. If a user shared the QR code on social media and is getting unnecessary requests they will also be able to revoke the QR request at any time.

At present these features are in their beta phase and, and WhatsApp is soon going to roll out these features for public use. We will keep you posted in case of an update.