Add To WhatsApp Without Phone Number
The dream that most of the WhatsApp users wished is about to come into reality. You will be able to share yourself on WhatsApp without phone number. Till date, most of the messaging apps have already brought in a feature where someone will be able to add you via a PIN, a QR code or a name tag. WhatsApp is working on a feature to enable a QR code for every phone number. This allows you to share someone your number without actually letting them know your phone number.
WABetaInfo who is always actively first in sharing WhatsApp related news on their blog has told that WhatsApp is currently testing a QR code feature on WhatsApp and will be available on all stable releases of WhatsApp soon. They were the first to let the world know about the release of the beta version of WhatsApp for iOS.
Sharing your phone number just for adding to contact you in WhatsApp does not seem like a better option, and it is always a privacy concern. Imagine, you are on a dating website and chatting to a stranger. You don't want to share your phone number for getting closer. Hence, the QR code way of sharing your contact will allow the stranger to text or call or send files through WhatsApp. You can even add them to a group.
By adding a contact via QR code on WhatsApp, your number is not known to the person who added you as a WhatsApp contact using QR code. Similarly, you won't be able to see the stranger's phone number. Hence you will be able to chat on WhatsApp without phone number.
There was a BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) PIN, a name tag for Instagram, QR code on Messenger, and more. Now, use WhatsApp without phone number? This is always we wanted as a WhatsApp user. Let us wait and watch! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.