Just when we thought Instagram is done copying Snapchat, it copy is it again. In this time, it’s the Snapcode, the QR code style scannable images that lead users to someone’s Snapchat profile.
Instagram decided to call its Nametags, but it is a blatant copy of Snapchat’s Snapcode.
These images are useful in users to connect with one’s profile, as they simply have to scan it using their smartphone to connect with them.
There is no need of manually typing the address of the user, these Nametags can be created and scanned within the Instagram app.
To do that you need to go to your profile page, which you can do by tapping on the profile icon on the bottom right-hand side.
Once you are on your profile page, tap on the three horizontal line on the top right-hand side, or simply swipe left to reveal the options, another option would be Nametags.
Once you tap on Nametags, you will be able to create your name tag, when you tap outside the nametag, you will be able to change the colour of the Nametag, you can also customize it by either adding emojis or use your own headshot by taking a selfie.
Can then share the name tag directly from the app to other apps, or take a screenshot to keep it in your Photo Gallery.
Check out this short video tutorial
If the Nametag is printed somewhere or is shown on another other phone you can tap on the camera icon on the top left-hand side inside the Instagram app and take the photo of the Nametag, which will then be scanned.
You can also scan the Nametags from the screen where you will be creating your own Nametags.
If the Nametag is saved in your gallery app, simply swipe up to find the saved Nametag and tap on it.
Despite Instagram copying this exact feature from Snapchat, I have a feeling that this feature also is going to be quite popular on Instagram.
So this is how you can create your own Nametags and Scan other people’s Nametags on Instagram.
Let’s see what other feature of Snapchat Instagram will be copying next