Facebook adds Snapchat's 'QR code' feature to Instagram and calls it 'Nametags'

Facebook adds Snapchat's 'QR code' feature to Instagram and calls it 'Nametags'

However it looks like Instagram could be "borrowing" another Snapchat feature in the form of "Nametags".

The Facebook-owned platform has been working on this new feature for some time as it was spotted earlier in the code of the application.

No release date for the feature has been announced yet but a source at Instagram has confirmed to TechCrunch that testing is now underway. You can check out the video below to see how it works. The Nametags button appears on a user's profile, and, when tapped upon, it opens the Nametag editor. They can then choose from a purple Instagram color gradient background, a pattern of one emoji they choose or a selfie they can jazz up with augmented reality face filters that then becomes an emoji pattern.

If you're looking to add someone on Instagram, you will have to type in their username to search for their profile before adding them.

For now, the experiment won't let users share or scan Nametags. No surprise, this happens to be similar to Snapchat's Snapcode which was launched back in January 2015.

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The stock price is moving from its 200 days moving average with 6.51 percent and from 50 days moving average with 6.26 percent. Institutions purchase large blocks of a company's outstanding shares and can exert considerable influence upon its management.

And Twitter also introduced a QR code feature the following year. Instagram subscribers should find it easier to build an audience with Nametags.

You could, for example, share your custom Nametag on other social media, or show it to someone when you want a quick follow.

And if you're an aspiring influencer, you could plaster it on stickers, posters, and merchandise.

However given that this is a test, there's no word on when the feature might be made available for everyone, if at all.


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