How to generate a WhatsApp QR code in 3 steps?

Ananya Azad
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October 26, 2023
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We are already aware of how Whatsapp is the best platform for Business communication.

It is also established that due to WhatsApp’s opt-in policy, a business needs to get users to connect with them on Whatsapp, in order to engage them on the platform.

There are a lot of ways to collect Opt-ins from customers, Starting from links to manually filled contact forms, WhatsApp links, website widgets and so on. 

Convenient and one click away.

The only limitation to these quick response links is that they are just one click away. Ergo they can only be found online.

Luckily, these are not the only click-to-chat links available to us.

One of the most easily accessible and portable quick-response WhatsApp links is the WhatsApp QR Code. This unique code can be used for saving contacts, starting a conversation, and even adding people to a group. Everything with a single scan.

To top it all off,

Generating a Whatsapp QR code is effortless.

How to Generate a WhatsApp QR Code?

WhatsApp Business QR Codes are the easiest way for customers to be able to find and reach your business. It is unique and will only expire if you delete or reset your account on WhatsApp Business. 

There are different steps to generate a Whatsapp QR code depending on your OS and Intention.


Generate a WhatsApp QR code with Android:

  1. Open the WhatsApp Business app. Click on the 3 dots on the top right.
  2. Tap on ‘Business Tools’ and then on ‘Short Links’
  3. Tap on ‘View QR Code’ and view your QR Code.

Generate a WhatsApp QR code with iPhone:

  1. Open WhatsApp Business and head to Settings.
  2. Tap on ‘Settings’,  ‘Business Tools and then ‘Short Link’.
  3. Click on ‘QR Code’ to view the QR Code.

After you have generated your QR Code, you can share it with customers online or print out its physical copies to distribute. 

You can also add and set a customised message to greet the customers who message you using this code. 

But as your business grows, you realise that just a custom greeting message is not enough. There are too many customers coming and not enough of you to entertain every one of them. Of course, you cannot compromise on the quality of your service either. Every user who scans your code is a potential customer and each customer is a lead to another.  


How do you utilise WhatsApp’s vast and resourceful platform to the fullest? 

As your business grows, the answer to this question seems harder and harder to answer. Then how does one solve this predicament? 

Well, It is actually not that hard. Your answer simply lies in Automation.

This brings us to the third and easiest way to generate a WhatsApp QR code. 

Using Engati’s WhatsApp Solutions.


Generate a WhatsApp QR code using Engati’s WhatsApp Chatbot:

1. Create a new account on Engati and Navigate to the ‘Configure’ section. There, click on the ‘Deployment’ button.

2. Choose your WhatsApp solution provider as 360Dialog.

3. Add your WhatsApp business number & the WhatsApp API key (the key generated from the 360 Dialog portal).

4. Click on share and you'll be able to access your WhatsApp Click-to-chat link, code for the WhatsApp widget on your website & the QR code.

You will find your downloadable QR code under the ‘Share’ section, along with your WhatsApp link and an embed code to add WhatsApp Chat Widget to your Website.

Now you have an automated WhatsApp Chatbot along with your unique QR Code that you can attach anywhere. Literally, Virtually AND Physically.

 This combination has 2x benefits that can generate 3x sales.


How is WhatsApp QR Code with Automation the ultimate solution for Increasing sales?

The most unique selling point of a Whatsapp QR code is its accessibility. Since the code can be printed, it isn't restricted to online platforms and can be used everywhere. This allows a business to attract more and more customers from everywhere. 

Especially with targeted placement, you can distribute your business code exactly where it is needed the most to increase sales.

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Where can you use a WhatsApp QR Code?

Product Packaging

Opening a well-created package is an experience that a lot of customers enjoy. It also happens to attract customers more than other things. 70% of users choose to purchase a product solely based on its packaging and 55% state that they would revisit a website if the product arrives in customised packaging. Attaching your QR code to this packaging is the perfect way to attract customers to connect with you on WhatsApp and learn about your services. 

Hotels and Hospitality Services

Hospitality as a sector demands a lot of attention and communication. Attaching a WhatsApp QR Code to your Hotel’s reception, rooms, menu and other service charts makes you easily available to your customers. It also allows you to inform them about room availability and share room images for the same.


Customers rarely have the time to visit every store they like. Add your WhatsApp QR code to your storefront and encourage customers to scan your code by allowing them to place orders on WhatsApp itself. Entice them with an “Exclusive” discount offer available only on WhatsApp and encourage your staff to do the same with existing customers.


A trip to the Hospital is never fun. Help patients avoid long reception queues and improve their overall experience by adding a WhatsApp QR code in as many places as necessary. Save time by letting users find out about doctors and room availability and promote cashless online transactions with WhatsApp Chatbot to avoid never-ending queues.

Marketing Banners

It only makes sense to add your brand’s WhatsApp QR code to your marketing banner. What is the point of putting so much effort into promoting your band if you do not take instant advantage of it? Add that QR code to all your banners and promote instant service for customers with a shorter attention span. Engage your customers on WhatsApp and let good service do its job.


There is no better customer than a loyal, existing customer. Adding your WhatsApp QR code can help you get instant and better feedback from your customers after they have received their purchase and improve your services. Also, engage and encourage them to visit and purchase more of your products and services.

With plenty of customers scanning your code and coming in to interact with your business. It is time to upgrade to WhatsApp Business API and Automate your Business.

How to use a WhatsApp ChatBot to Increase your sales?

  • Customise and Automate not just the greeting message but most conversations with your customers. Upload Frequently asked questions and other details into your bot settings and answer all pre and post-purchase queries 24/7.
  • Give your customers the ultimate sales experience. Let your WhatsApp chatbot interpret and recommend products and services to them and enable the entire shopping experience on WhatsApp itself.
  • Facilitate online transactions, share payment confirmations, order status and much more directly over WhatsApp. Maintain personalization and keep your customers satisfied at every step.

Make use of this supreme duo for your brand and let us know how it worked.

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Till then, here is a blog on “How to Create WhatsApp Chatbot in 5 Steps [For Free in 2023]” to help you further.

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Ananya Azad

Ananya is a content writer at Engati with an interest in psychology and literature. Ananya enjoys ghostwriting and brand stories that elevate others in innovative ways.

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