What are identity cards and how to do them on Instagram?

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If you are a fan of the social network Instagram, you have surely heard of identity cards. This is a feature that is becoming a lot popular within this social network.

But you really know what ID cards are and what you need to do to create one. This post will explain to you what are they and how to make identity cards on Instagram?  And at the same time, how to make strategic use of links , not to miss the opportunity to create a card and share it with everyone.



What are Instagram ID cards?

Instagram ID cards, also known as Nametag; is a method created by Instagram to facilitate the process of adding users to an account. Thus, we can say that Instagram ID cards are a personal code or a ticket from visit of our profile; that other users of this social network can digitize.

The main purpose of ID cards is to scan a user's card and start tracking them. When you use this method, you will no longer have to search for a person's username in a list of multiple similar results. You don't even have to ask him to write her name because it's very difficult to spell, you just have to take a picture.

Although this method do not include a QR code, we can say that the process is very similar, because you have to take a photo with your mobile device of the business card to start following a user.

This card contains yours username, but you can customize the wallpaper to reflect your personality and be more original. You can also share this card in other applications such as Facebook, Telegram or WhatsApp to add more followers to your account. And more if your profile is responsible for promoting a brand or product. And of course with Instagram you have the advantage of knowing who has stopped following you in a few steps, and this will help you reinvent yourself, attract more followers.



How to create an identity card on Instagram?

You can create an identity card from the Instagram mobile application or the web version. Although in this latest version the card will be very simple and you will have to download and print it in order to use it.

You can also create a Landing Page using Canva in just a few steps. This will allow your followers to enter your online business, even encouraging them to buy. In this post we will show you how to make a card from the app.

  1. Open your Instagram app.
  2. Once inside the application, click on the icon of one human figure located in the lower right corner.
  3. Within your profile panel, click the three stripes horizontal in the upper right corner.
  4. When a menu is displayed, select "Identity card".
  5. Your username will appear on the screen, which you can customize with a colore, for an emoticons or Selfie ; To select the one you want, you need to click on the phrase at the top of the screen.
  6. If you choose an emoticon design you can change the emojis according to your preferences; To do this, swipe your finger from the bottom of the screen to the top you will see a list with a series of emojis, select the one that best suits your personality to be the background of your card.
  7. If you choose a color, click on the screen to see all the background options you have available.
  8. If you select selfies, press on the screen to edit your photos with masks, mustaches, lenses, among others.
  9. Ready so simple that you create an identity card its design you can change it whenever you want.

You can share your card in other applications devi alone press the share button located in the upper right corner of the card. Whenever you need to scan your ID card, you need to follow the previous steps 1 to 4; When your card is displayed, you just need the other user to take the photo.



To scan the card of some users you have to go to the section where your card is located and click on "Scan ID card" ; The camera will be opened immediately to scan, once the process is finished, Instagram will give you the option to follow said user, you need to be connected to the internet to perform this process.


If you are planning to create an Instagram profile for business or personal, go ahead and create an original ID card. This will allow your friends, acquaintances and family to quickly add you to their Instagram profiles without any complications.

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