If you’re looking to add someone on Instagram, the usual procedure is you will have to type in their username to search for their profile before adding them, which sometimes can exactly seem like the most inefficient manner of adding users. However it looks like Instagram is set to borrow another Snapchat’s feature in the form of “Nametags.”
According to a new report, Nametags would appear to be a feature created in a similar vein to Snapchat’s QR code feature, where users can scan the QR code of a Snapchat user to add them to their friend’s list. Other apps such as BBM also have similar features, so this is not the first time we’re hearing about it.
In the same vein, the idea in Instagram’s case is the same; users can simply scan a Nametag to start following that another user. With this move, it might come in handy for events where organisers can simply create a Nametag, print it out on a banner, poster or even a merchandise so users can simply point their phones at it in order to follow the event and also stay updated about the happenings surrounding the event.
However given that this is still in the test phase, there is still no word on when the feature might be made available for everyone, if at all it would even become a reality. Either way with Nametags looking well set to take on Snapchat’s Snapcodes, we can say this is a good chance for Instagram to further present itself as a viable alternative to Snapchat at a time when the latter is facing a revolt of sorts from users around the world.