Instagram has unreleased ‘nametag’ scanning, adds # & @ links to profiles

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Instagram may copy Snapchat’s QR Snapcode scanning, judging by files buried in the Instagram Android app’s files. Meanwhile, today it’s starting to let users link to hashtags and other accounts from their profile. “Nametag scan” images indicate Instagram might want to let you aim your phone’s camera at a visual code to open someone’s profile. […]