Instagram New Feature 2018 / New Ways to Form Connections with NAME TAGS!

Instagram has launched a new feature called “NAME TAG.” The feature that will roll out in the latest update is a matter of major curiosity for everyone.

Let’s learn everything about how to use Instagram’s new feature called the Name Tag!

What is a Name Tag?

Name tags are your identity card on Instagram that you can customize all by yourself. Actually, Name Tag’s philosophy looks like Snapchat’s Snap Codes because both of them give a unique code for each user but on Instagram, you make easy to find your Instagram profile for people when it’s scanned because your customizable and creative Name Tag is uniquely yours! Thus, finding profiles, adding accounts or discovering new pages is much easier and fun!

Explanation of what is nametag

How To Access Name Tag in Instagram?

To create your own Name Tag;

1. Open your Instagram page

2. Go to your profile

3. Tap the button with three lines at the top

4. Select “Name Tag” options

Illustration of how to access name tag in Instagram

After selecting this, you can use the other depth customization features such as colors, selfies or emojies to design your “Name Tag.”

Main Purposes & Benefits of Name Tag

The name tag is the newest way to advertise your Instagram page and instantly send your profile to everyone in a cool and fashionable way.

Illustration of main purpose of name tag

For bloggers and businesses, the sky is the limit for what you can do with your Instagram name tag to promote your Instagram page and business. How can you use this new feature to your advantage to grow your tribe and engage with them?

To grow your tribe or to increase visibility more than before, you can use your Name Tag not only on Instagram but you can consider a different way to appear to others. For example, you can add your Name Tag on your blogs or your “contact us” pages or you can use Name Tags in your Youtube videos, or as an email signature or as a pin for Pinterest.

Instagram has three options that allow you to use Name Tags according to your purposes!

3 Steps to Use Name Tags

When your “Name Tag” feature is active with the latest updates, you can set your “Name Tag” design to whatever you want that is relevant to your interest, aims or your businesses. There’re three options to design your Instagram code.

Example of 3 steps of name tag

1. Selfies

After taking a photo, you can choose the “Name Tag Stickers” to make your Name Tag more funny and attractive!!!

There are different types of stickers:

  • Sunglasses (default)

Example of sunglasses selfie for name tag

  • Heart eyes

Example of heart eyes selfie for name tags

  • Moustache

Example of moustache selfies for name tag

  • Unicorn

Illustration of unicorn selfies for name tag

2. Emoji Options

By tapping the Emoji Menu, you can set your Name Tag’s background with repeating Emojies!!!

Besides, it makes your “Name Tag” very enjoyable and you can choose emojis that are relevant to your industry.

Example of emoji option while using name tags

3. Color Options

You can change your Name Tag’s background color. There are four different colors available. These color options make your Name Tags so cool and minimalistic.

Example of name tag's background color option

Image of orange color option for name tag

Example of blue color option for name tag                 

Image of green color option for name tag

How To Scan Your Name Tag?

After designing your Name Tag, undoubtedly, you will want to share it and there are two ways you can do that:

The first way involves you going to the name tag screen and pressing the “Scan a Name Tag” button. After this, another screen will appear and then you can scan it!

Illustration of scanning your name tag

The second way is by starting your Insta Story page like taking a photo for your Story, then pointing the camera to the Name Tag, pressing on your screen and finally holding your finger on the screen. 

Image of the scanning your name tag in Insta Story

How To Share Your Name Tag?

The easiest part of this new feature is when the Share Name Tag bit on almost every platform!

When you’re on the Name Tag screen, press the “Share” icon (save your Name Tag to camera roll) then, share it wherever you want like Facebook or send it to everyone through an email…

Illustration of sharing your name tag

How To Make Friends After Scanning Name Tags?

Image of making friends by using name tag

To make friends with Name Tags, when you scan a name tag it’s going to give you the camera icon and you can go ahead and put this up against the name tag just like that so you can recognize that name tag.

Then, you can just press view profile once you’ve followed the account.

However, if you haven't, it’s going to ask you to follow it or view it. In this case, you can follow it again through an Instagram account if you want to scan a name tag.

Just go ahead and go to the name tag on the bottom, press scan a name tag and then put it up against someone else’s phone. And just like that you will be asked to follow them or view their profile if you don't already follow them.

Name Tag gives great services to users that want to appear more visible and engage with their followers using their own customizable identity. Both individual and professional usage, Name Tags are more functional and engaging than any feature I’ve ever seen.

Enjoy it!

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