News

Instagram Gets QR Codes With New 'Nametag' Feature

Instagram is also testing a new school communities feature in the US.

Instagram Nametag Feature

Following people you just met is really baffling sometimes. You need to have their social presence information or their contact details for that sake. But what if you don’t have anything? You might have to wait long to get access to such information in order to follow them. Ahem, Instagram has made it a bit easy.

In a new announcement, a new feature named ‘Nametag’ has been rolled out which will let the people follow the other person just by scanning the username. As a user, you need to show the username on your phone, and the other person will scan it from his phone and congratulations, you got a new follower. 

The best thing about Nametag is that you can further customize it with additional designs, colors, and stickers. The feature is rolled out globally and is available on both iOS and Android.

Instagram Nametag Feature

To try out nametag, go to your profile, tap the button with three lines at the top, and select “Nametag.” You can personalize the Instagram’s Nametag feature by touching anywhere on the screen or by tapping the button at the top to try other designs, such as colors, emojis, and selfies with different stickers. 

To scan someone’s nametag, you can either swipe right into the camera, hover over the Nametag and hold down on your screen, or enter the camera by tapping “Scan a nametag” when viewing your own. You can also share your Nametag with friends through text messages and over other platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp. Just press the arrow at the top right of your Nametag.

The Instagram new Nametag feature is already available on many other social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat. These social media networks let the user generate QR codes for others to scan and quickly find accounts, while Spotify offers the same for music tracks.

Instagram Nametag Feature

Apart from the Nametag feature, Instagram is also testing a new school communities feature in the US to help students connect with others from their university right in the app.

If you choose to join, you can add a line to your profile listing your university, class year, and any relevant groups such as major, sports team, and sorority. You and others who’ve added the same university can click to go to a directory listing all the people; sorted by class year; who have added that university, where you can follow and message. Messages from people you don’t already follow will go to your pending inbox where you can choose to accept or decline; the same way Instagram Direct works today.

Tanya <span>Editor In Chief</span>
Written By
Tanya Editor In Chief

She is a content marketer and has more than five years of experience in IoT, blockchain, Web, and mobile development. In all these years, she closely followed the app development, and now she writes about the existing and the upcoming mobile app technologies. Her essence is more like a ballet dancer.

Want To Hire The Best Service Provider?
MobileAppDaily will help you explore the best service providers depending on your vision, budget, project requirements and industry. Get in touch and create a list of best-suited companies for your needs.
News

Uber vs Lyft: Which Cab-Hailing Service is Better?

4 min read  

In the last two years, we've witnessed a revolution that was bought by none other than the ride-sharing industry and some of the mobile apps that offer these taxi booking services are Lyft, Uber, Hailo, Sidecar, etc. Whereas Uber and Lyft are considered to be two of the biggest names in the worl

News

Google’s New Stadia Game Streaming Service: Here’s What You Need To Know

2 min read  

It's about time, Google has made its way back to the trending section and this time it's not about the latest version of Android OS but it is actually related to online streaming.Well to be specific, it's about an online game streaming service! Yes, the tech giant, Google has de

News

Google Maps To Roll Out Speed Limit Feature For its iOS And Android Apps

2 min read  

Google has finally launched ‘speed limit’ feature within Google Maps, after testing it for over two years. The new feature that was initially limited to only a few areas in the US, has now spread on a much wider scale to new regions around the globe, a media report suggests.As spotte

News

Nintendo Switch To Top The Console List In 2019

2 min read  

Nintendo Switch is a hybrid video game console which can be used as both home console and as a portable console. The combination of unmatched gaming lineup and unparalleled portability has set it for success beyond everyone’s imagination.The Japanese gaming giant has battled PS4 throughout

MAD Originals
MAD Originals

Cut to the chase content that’s credible, insightful & actionable.

Get the latest mashup of the App Industry Exclusively Inboxed

  • PRODUCTS
  • SERVICES
  • BOTH
Join our expansive network, build connections and expand your brand presence.