What's an Instagram Nametag?

(SPOT.ph) Remember when the first day of school meant having to wear a nametag? It was twice as fun in kindergarten when the teacher would let you decorate your name with glitter or sequins. Instagram is bringing that nostalgia to social media with their own Nametag, which started rolling out to users last week. The mobile app announced the global launch of this new feature in a press release on October 4.

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Nametag is basically a customizable identification card that allows Instagram (IG) users to easily find your profile when it's scanned—almost similar to taking a photo of a QR code. Imagine meeting someone and not having to spell out hard-to-pronounce IG names or type out long AF user IDs. You can even customize the background of your nametag by changing the color gradient, choosing an emoji, or taking a selfie. Just go to the Nametag option under the menu to set your tag or scan someone else's.

You can also share your nametag with friends through text message and other messaging services like Facebook, Viber, and Telegram. All you have to do is press the arrow at the top right of your tag.

There you have it! The next time you want to add someone on IG, just ask them to flash their nametags.

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