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First look at Instagram Nametags its clone of Snapchat QR codes		
	Josh Constine

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First look at Instagram Nametags its clone of Snapchat QR codes Josh Constine @ 1 day

To check if you're one of the lucky few to get an Instagram Nametag before everyone else, just fire up the app and head to your profile. Apart from emoji patterns and sticker-enhanced selfies, the Instagram Nametag feature will also work with a plain Instagram purple gradient as the background, and the username placed in the centre. The Stories feature of Snapchat allows the users to upload photo and videos on the platform which will disappear after 24 hours of being posted online.

You can find it by click the camera in the top left hand corner of the screen and navigating to Focus, which is behind Superzoom and Rewind (at least in my app). Once you see a good looking object, tap on the Shutter button. When you are taking the shot, you will notice the background softly blurs out as the person or thing stays in focus. Clearly, this feature isn't for when you're trying to make your followers jealous that you're in Paris or on a tropical vacation. Currently, Instagram Focus is limited to the iPhone SE, 6S, 6S Plus and later, (up to the iPhone X) as well as select Android devices. Bloomberg claims that Instagram's founders refused to replicate Snapchat's Stories feature to the platform until Zuckerberg personally asked them for it.

So I can basically use portrait mode on any phone? First reported by TechCrunch, Nametags is strongly reminiscent of Snap's Snapcodes feature. Interestingly, the feature is now rolling out to all the users of this application with a new update.

Did you try the new "Focus Mode" feature of Instagram?

Nametags will allow users to create a special image that people can scan with the Instagram Stories camera in order to follow them.

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