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.

How to generate your Instagram QR code on an iPhone

To generate your Instagram QR code follow these steps!

  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.

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

Instagram Profile Icon
Instagram Profile Icon

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

Instagram Menu Icon
Instagram Menu Icon

Next, choose Menu (seen as 3 horizontal bars) in the upper right corner of the app screen.

Instagram Code
Instagram Code

In the list of options displayed, you’ll see an Instagram QR Code generator with logo.

Save or share the logo.

Instagram Color Icon
Instagram Color Icon

If you would like to change the color of your code, just hit the Color tab above the QR code.

Instagram Color Code Changed
Instagram Color Code Changed

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.

What is Instagram Nametags

Nametags for Instagram are unique code 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.