Instagram starts testing Nametags, a clone of Snapchat's Snapcodes

Instagram starts testing Nametags, a clone of Snapchat's Snapcodes

Focus mode is basically Instagram's take on the portrait mode that's been popping up in every new smartphone.

The messaging app's move towards an algorithmic ranking in its redesign ensured that people you watched stories from or chatted with most, showed up at the top so you'd be less likely to miss their content. Once this feature goes live on Instagram, users can add someone to follow by simply scanning that person's Nametag using the Instagram camera. Instagram says those with an iPhone SE and above can use the feature and so can users of certain unlisted Android devices. Yes, Focus mode supports videos too!

Focus appears as an Instagram Stories format alongside Boomerang and Superzoom.

Once you have a shot you like, tap the screen to capture the images, or tap-and-hold to record a video. When you're done, you can add creative tools like filters, stickers and text to your photo or video before sending to your friends on Instagram Direct or adding to your story.

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It would also help famous figures and businesses in visually promoting their Instagram accounts by posting their Nametag on other platforms or printing it on posters to gather more followers.

While in Focus mode, frame a portrait with either your front-facing or rear-facing camera and you'll notice that the background is automatically softly blurred by the app while the subject (or subjects) remains in focus.

Both additions are rolling out now to iOS and Android users as a part of Instagram version 39. Pressing the Nametags button should bring up the Nametag editor. They can share it on other social media networks, or even print it out, which would allow other users to follow them just by scanning it.

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