The use of QR codes to access personal/ businesses’ online profile is easily becoming mainstream. Now, Instagram is joining the rest social media platforms; Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Spotify to bringing QR codes to its app.
Users can now generate QR codes that’ll be scannable from any camera app supporting devices. The idea is that businesses can just print their QR codes, and have users scan these codes to open that business’ Instagram account. From there, people can see store hours, buy items, or just follow the account.
Prior to this, users would have to manually search for the business’s Instagram account.
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. You can then save or share the image. Offline businesses have begun leaving QR codes out instead of their physical addresses, and request that people scan a QR code to load their website.
Instagram first launched the product in Japan last year, and today, the QR codes has been launched globally, letting people open a profile from any camera app
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