How to Create and Share an Instagram Nametag


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If you’re looking to grow your social media following and make stronger connections, it’s important to be able to share your Instagram handle with anyone you meet.


Today on Put a Pin in It, ReminderMedia graphic designer Chelsea Kirk gives step-by-step instructions for creating and sharing an Instagram Nametag.

Video Transcription

Instagram is a great way for you to connect with new prospects and valued customers, but just putting your handle on your website is no guarantee that anyone will actually follow you. Luckily, Instagram now offers some new ways to connect in the real world through the Nametag tool. Think of the Nametag as a business card for your Instagram. When people scan it in their Instagram app, it will allow them to follow you or view your profile with a single click.

Creating a Nametag is actually very easy. First, just open the Instagram app on your phone, and, up in the top right corner, click on the three little lines. And then, you can click on Nametag.

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So, you can do the color option—you can click through any color on the screen, and it will switch colors—you can switch to an emoji, or you can take a selfie. You can always retake your selfie later if you want to.

Once you’ve got everything set up the way that you want it, you can easily export it and save it on your phone to share it in other ways.

One of your Nametag’s most innovative features is that it allows people you’ve just met to easily get to your profile. Here’s how you can make that happen. First, open up your Nametag on your phone, or grab the photo from your camera roll if you’ve already saved it there. Then, you can have the person you’re talking to open up their Nametag menu and tap Scan a Nametag.

When they point their phone camera at your phone screen, they’ll automatically be given the option to either view your profile or to follow you with a single click.

Another option is to print your Nametag. Then, you can leave the printed page out on your table at your next conference, seminar, or open house, and people will be able to connect with you instantly.

The takeaway

And that’s it! Now you’ve got several new options for connecting on Instagram in the real world. If you found this video helpful, comment and let me know. Make sure you subscribe to this YouTube channel, and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook. But, most importantly, Put a Pin in It.

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