Create your own Instagram QR code via Instagram app

August 20, 2020

Facebook-owned subsidiary – Instagram recently rolled out QR code support for its mobile app. The feature, by generating a scannable QR code kills the need to open Instagram to find a profile. In short, it offers a shortcut directly to your profile. This guide walks you through the steps to create your Instagram QR code via its mobile app.

Instagram QR Code Generator

How to generate your Instagram QR code on an iPhone?

To generate your Instagram QR code follow these steps!

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  1. Update the Instagram iOS app to its latest version.
  2. Launch the Instagram app.
  3. Tap your Profile icon.
  4. Select Menu.
  5. Choose QR code.
  6. to change its color tap Color tab.
  7. Create a copy of it.

The primary reason for rolling out the feature is to support businesses as Businesses having an Instagram account can print their code and have customers scan it to open their Instagram account easily. Then, they can easily view information related to working hours, buy items they are interested in, or simply follow the account.

How do I get my Instagram QR code?

If you are using Instagram on your iPhone, make sure to update the app to its latest version.

Tap Profile Icon
Tap Profile Icon

Launch the Instagram iOS app and tap your Profile icon (visible at the bottom of the screen).

QR Code Settings
QR Code Settings

Next, choose Menu (seen as 3 horizontal bars) in the upper right corner of the app screen. In the list of options displayed, you’ll see an Instagram QR Code generator with a logo.

Choose Style
Choose Style

Save the logo. If you would like to choose a style for your QR code, tap the background to customize it.

Choose Color
Choose Color

Similarly, if you would like to change the color of the QR Code, tap the background and choose the Color tab. If you like the new change, keep it.

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Note- If you do not see the QR code option under Menu Sidebar, it means, the feature isn’t available to you yet. In turn, you’ll find the Nametag option.

How to scan instagram QR Code

Scan QR Code
Scan QR Code

Once your QR code is generated and you have created a copy of it, simply tap the Scan QR code option as shown in the image above. Tap your QR code or position the scanner appropriately against your code.

View Instagram Profile
View Instagram Profile

Once it recognizes you, hit the View Profile link to go to your profile.

What are Instagram Nametags

Nametags for Instagram are unique codes assigned to each user that other users can scan directly in the app they are using, to quickly add the user as a friend.

Difference between QR codes and Nametags for Instagram?

While Nametags serve the same functionality as QR codes, the latter makes it easier for people to scan and make them less dependent on using an Instagram camera to access information. As such, the social networking site thought of coming up with QR code support to deprecate Nametags entirely.

Also read our earlier post - Create Instagram Reels.

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