Instagram goes the Twitter route with new feature: Nametag
Adding friends and accounts in person just got easier with Instagram nametag. Nametag is an identification card that allows people to find your profile when it’s scanned. Your nametag is uniquely yours and can be fully customized.
To try out nametag, go to your profile, tap the button with three lines at the top, and select “Nametag.” You can personalize your nametag by touching anywhere on the screen or tapping the button at the top to try other designs, such as various colors, emojis or selfies with different stickers. To scan someone’s nametag, you can either swipe right into the camera, hover over the nametag and hold down on your screen, or enter the camera by tapping “Scan a nametag” when viewing your own. You can also share your nametag with friends through text messages and over other platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp. Just press the arrow at the top right of your nametag.
Nametag is available globally on both Android and iOS starting today. To learn more, check out the Instagram Help Center.