Instagram testing Nametags, its version of Snapchat's Snapcodes

Instagram is no longer known as the app you use to share images of your lunch before you consume it. These days, it is infamous for copying Snapchat features like Stories. Now, the Facebook owned Instagram is testing a feature called Nametags. No surprise, this happens to be similar to Snapchat's Snapcode which was launched back in January 2015. With Nametags, an Instagram user can create a custom tag using a pattern of emoji. The tag can also be made from an AR based selfie or a simple page with various color options.

Once this feature goes live on Instagram, users can add someone to follow by simply scanning that person's Nametag using the Instagram camera. No typing is required, and no request is necessary. Instagram subscribers should find it easier to build an audience with Nametags.

You can get an idea what Nametags will look like by clicking on the video at the top of this story. The video runs for only 22 seconds, so try not to blink. Meanwhile, there is no word on when we can expect Instagram to roll this out globally.

source: @genadyo


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