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Barely a month after WhatsApp gained support for QR code-based contact sharing, Facebook-owned Instagram has added the feature. Users can now generate QR codes that’ll be scannable from any supporting, third-party camera apps.

Last year Instagram added some Snapchat-like nametags that could bring a friend to your profile just by pointing their Instagram app’s camera at the code. Now, it’s widely launching QR codes that work in a similar way but with one key difference.

The idea is that businesses can print their QR code and have customers scan it to open their Instagram account easily. From there, people can see store hours, buy items, or just follow the account.

How to Generate Instagram QR Codes

To generate your QR code;

  • Go to the settings menu on your profile
  • Tap QR code. You might still see Nametag there, but eventually, it’ll become QR code.
  • You can then save or share the image.

Kindly share your thought with us in the comment if you are an active user of Instagram.

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