Last Updated on August 19, 2020 by GadgetNail PRO
Instagram launches QR code to the App which allows users to generate QR codes that’ll be scannable from any supporting, third-party camera apps.
This is one of the adjustments Instagram is making to its app.
Having launched the product in Japan last year, Instagram enables QR Code scanning for easy accessibility.
The idea is that businesses print their QR code and have customers scan it to open their Instagram account easily from any place.
This is to avoid being stranded. This enables customers to view store hours, buy items, or just follow the account.
How to Generate Your QR Code
Go to the settings menu on your profile and tap QR code.
You might still see Nametag there, but eventually, it’ll become QR code.
Save or share the image.
INSTAGRAM IS ABOUT TO REMOVE NAMETAG FEATURE, WHY?
You would recall that Instagram used a similar system of verification called Nametags, which were internal QR-like codes that could only be scanned from the Instagram camera.
It is set to remove the feature permanently.
This is one of the adjustments to the app including it’s merging with the Facebook story.
You would recall that when Instagram launched Nametag, it also tested a new bio field at some US universities, which will allow you to add your school, class year, and society memberships.
This information helps you to see a directory of everyone at that institution, making it easier to find and add classmates.
It also permits Facebook to gather more information about you. The QR Code is not far from this.
QR CODE NOT LIMITED TO WHATSAPP ALONE
Similar functionality is already available across other social media networks.
Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat users can generate QR codes for others to scan and quickly find accounts, while Spotify offers the same for music tracks.
It’s also a very inclusive system as phone apps like WPS Office and Xender have adopted the QR Code System.