Instagram recently released a Nametag feature, which gives each user a scannable code that they can share with others. When someone scans their code, they can quickly follow them or visit their Instagram profile. Our guide will show you how to scan a Nametag in the Instagram application.
Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram app on iOS. Also note, in addition to the method we’ll show you below, there is a second way to scan someone’s Nametag. For this second method, swipe from left to right on your Instagram home feed to load the app’s camera. Then point your camera at the Nametag and hold down on the screen to scan it.
Step 1: Tap the profile icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Tap the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Tap “Nametag.”
Step 4: Tap “Scan a nametag” at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5: Aim your camera at the other user’s Nametag until the app automatically scans it.
From there, you can tap either “Follow” or “View Profile,” depending on what you want to do.