The trick to add a WhatsApp contact without asking for their number

Do you still ask for the phone number? Discover the new way to add a contact using only WhatsApp.

Discover the trick to add someone without storing their number in the contact book
Discover the trick to add someone without storing their number in the contact book

Through WhatsApp you can communicate from anywhere in the world with your friends, family and colleagues, the only requirement is to have an Internet connection. In addition, from this platform you have the possibility of sending different multimedia files such as: photos, videos, audios, Word documents, Excel, etc. The green app is constantly updated and they have added things that you may not have noticed, one of them is the icon next to the settings, do you know what it is?

You may not know it because the changes made by WhatsApp are almost imperceptible, such as: pressing the three dots located in the upper right corner will no longer appear the option ‘WhatsApp Web’, since it was replaced by ‘Linked devices’. This will allow you to connect to the desktop version of WhatsApp without the need to depend on the mobile device (only if you are a beta user).

The developers of the aforementioned Facebook platform have also added the icon of a QR code that is hidden in the ‘Settings’ section. Do you know what it is for? It is something that we will explain to you below.

This QR code is used to scan it and automatically add another contact without the need to be typing their phone number or add it to the mobile phone book. For example: if you know someone and want to communicate with him, just one of the two scans the code and a conversation will immediately open between the two.


  • First make sure that WhatsApp does not have any pending updates in the Android Play Store or the iOS App Store.
  • Now, open the application and enter the three vertical dots (፧) located in the upper right corner.
  • Several options will be displayed and you have to click on ‘Settings’.
  • In this section you have to press the QR code that is in the upper right corner.
  • Two tabs will appear: ‘My Code’ or ‘Scan Code’. The first is for your code to be scanned and the second the opposite.

Do you have a problem with WhatsApp? Do you need to report it? If you have any kind of problem, then you should write to your contact email: or . You can also make the same request from your iPhone through the exclusive service for iOS.

Now, if you need to make a general query, you can fill in the form using this link . There you just have to put your phone number, in addition to the code of your region, and then write your message after identifying yourself.

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Written by Geekybar

Linguist-translator by education. I have been working in the field of advertising journalism for over 10 years.

For over 7 years in journalism. Half of them are as editor. My weakness is doing mini-investigations on new topics.


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