Instagram tests scannable Nametags, taking another page from Snapchat's playbook


While it's possible to download your shared information on Facebook, a similar feature isn't available on Instagram, making it hard to export your data. The Facebook-owned social network has been consistently updating Instagram Stories with new features ever since it launched back in August 2016, most recently by re-introducing GIF stickers.

Apart from the security benefits, the exporting tool will also allow individuals, who were opting out of the photo-sharing platform, to download all of their data.

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

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As always, you can add creative tools like filters, stickers and text to your portrait photo or video before sending to your friends on Instagram Direct or adding to your story.

The feature will also offer an option to use a selfie image for creating a custom Instagram "Nametag", Techcrunch reported. Instagram, however, did not say when it expects to launch the tool. BGR India has reached out to Instagram to know more about the tool.

The social networking giant is now under scrutiny over Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. In case you are not aware of, the addition of this feature is all because of the recent Facebook data leak scandal.

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Instagram has said that the focus mode works for select Android devices.

In March, Facebook, as part of its privacy updates, announced that users can access data shared with the platform by downloading a secure copy and moving it to another service. Since Instagram is owned by Facebook, the tool will definitely be there for millions of its users around the globe. Surely, this change is going to gain a lot of attention from Instagram users worldwide in coming days.

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