Instagram Testing 'Nametags' Feature That's Essentially A Snapcodes Clone

Instagram Testing 'Nametags' Feature That's Essentially A Snapcodes Clone

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.

When asked how the new focus feature works without dual cameras an Instagram spokesperson explained, "Focus mode leverages background segmentation and face detection technology".

So how does Instagram manage the feat, given numerous phones it works on lack dual camera technology?

Based on the official comment, it sounds like the tool may be limited to the "big" data - image, photos, and messages, leaving other things like follower lists and stories behind.

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When you open the camera function within Instagram, you will see the "Focus" option next to the "Superzoom", both of which are below the record button.

Instagram has launched a new "Focus" camera format that allows you to easily take portraits of yourself or your friends. Because of this, unlike Portrait Mode found on some phones, you will only be able to use Focus Mode with a human subject. Instagram says those with an iPhone SE and above can use the feature and so can users of certain unlisted Android devices. Instagram's plans for the new tool were first reported by TechCrunch. You could also add the image to your story if you like.

Facebook-owned Instagram has been copying a lot of the key features of Snapchat. If you're the David Attenborough of nightclub videography, Instagram Focus will be a godsend; all the better for capturing ill-advised karaoke and drunk-eyes. Instead of awkwardly spelling out your Instagram handle, letter by letter, pull up your Nametag and let the person scan it with the Instagram Stories camera to follow you.

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