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QR Codes For Instagram

Posted: March 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, QR Codes For Instagram, QR Codes Use Cases | 16 Comments »

Instagram QR Codes

Instagram is a photo sharing application launched in October 2010 that allows users to share images and videos publicly or privately with their followers.

Due to its simplicity and ease of use, Instagram is now one of the most popular social media platforms. Many businesses use it as an integral part of marketing their products and services to current and potential customers.

Displaying a QR code linked to your Instagram profile page in your printed marketing materials is a quick and easy way to gain more followers and engage with customers.

QR Code For Instagram Sharing

How To Create Instagram QR Codes

Fully functional non-expiring Instagram QR codes can be created for free, along with 23 other QR code data types, with no sign-up or registration required.

  1. First, go to https://www.qrstuff.com/?type=instagram and have the “Instagram” data type pre-selected from the Data Type section.                   
  2. In the Content Section, enter the Instagram username of the account you want displayed when your QR code is scanned. To find the username, go to your Instagram profile and click “Edit Profile” above the photo gallery. On the Edit Profile page, the username is shown below the account name (don’t include the @ symbol).                                
  3. You can now click the “Download QR Code” button from the QR Code Preview section.

Make It A Bit Fancy

While free users can generate QR codes for website URLs, paid subscribers can enjoy more privileges other than being able to generate QR codes. They have the option to customize their QR code by changing the colors of the dots and corners. They can even insert a relevant image in the center. Aside from that, they can modify the size & resolution, file type, and error correction.

It’s easy to customize the QR codes once you’re a paid subscriber. Just follow the steps discussed above and click the “Style” section before downloading the QR code. From that section, you can turn your plain QR code to an appealing and distinctive one just like the one above.

Scanning Your Instagram QR Code

As a special built-in feature, when one of our Instagram QR codes is scanned on an Android device, it automatically attempts to identify whether the Instagram app has been installed on the device and, if installed, the Instagram link opens in the Instagram app.

For iPhones, the user is asked whether they wish to open Instagram in the browser on their phone, or in the Instagram app (if the app is installed on their phone).

Instagram QR Code

Enjoy Free Features

QR Stuff is free for anyone to use with no sign-up required – create as many fully functional non-expiring free QR codes as you need with no restrictions on commercial use. 23 of our 26 data types can be used for free, and our free QR codes are guaranteed 100% ad-free.

We are also directly integrated with Zazzle, a print-on-demand website, so with a single click free users can add their QR codes to shirts, coffee mugs, caps, business cards, stickers, and more.

Instagram QR Code

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16 Comments on “QR Codes For Instagram”

  1. Toledo Bend Cabin  July 13th, 2018

    We’re wanting to post a qr code in our cabin that people can use to post instagram photos of their experience.

    Is there a qr code that will open up the instagram app and prefill the tag “@ToledoBendCabin” into the description?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. QRStuff Admin  July 15th, 2018

    Unfortunately, Instagram API doesn’t have the described functionality.

  3. Patricia  October 6th, 2018

    How do people scan my code?

  4. QRStuff Admin  October 6th, 2018

    Hi Patricia,

    Today, most devices as a built-in QR Code scanner in their device camera app, so they can simply open the camera, point it to a QR Code and it scans the QR Code.
    Other alternatives will be using QRStuff Scanner or you can use one of the recommended app listed here

    Hope that helps,

  5. maria  January 28th, 2019

    Hello, is there a QR code of a specific post or story?

  6. QRStuff Admin  January 28th, 2019

    Hi Maria,

    You can generate a QR Code for a specific post or story by copy the post/story URL to the QRStuff QR Code generator.
    Check out how to generate a QR Code using a URL

  7. ayyaz  March 9th, 2019

    i want to display a qr code in my shop. when people scan it, they follow my page and i can give them a discount. i just want to make sure that no one un-follows me and reuses.

  8. QRStuff Admin  March 10th, 2019

    You can generate a QR code and set a scan limit for it. You need to have a paid subscription, and then you can go to your Dashboard and click on “Scan Limit” and set it for single use. If you have further questions, please contact us at support@qrstuff.com.

  9. Mimi  April 15th, 2019

    Can I have one code and just update the video? Or do I need a new code each time
    I create a new video?

    Or should I just use one qr code for our page?

  10. QRStuff Admin  April 15th, 2019

    Hi Mimi,

    Assuming that the QR code you create is a dynamic QR code, if you become a full paid subscriber (1 month or longer) you will have editing privileges for it.

    If, however, you create a static QR code, it will not be editable regardless of whether you are a free or paid user.

    If you have any further questions, please contact us at support@qrstuff.com.

  11. George  May 10th, 2019

    Is there a way to create a post with a specific text and hashtag from a qr code ?
    In the case that I want to somebody post any photo in their own instagram profile with a specific subtitle and #

  12. QRStuff Admin  May 13th, 2019

    Hi George – No, Instagram doesn’t allow that.

  13. Bubuchu  October 5th, 2019

    Can i have the qrcode that can direct message to someone?
    Just like whatsapp https://wa.me/xxxx

  14. QRStuff Admin  October 6th, 2019

    Sure, take a look at our blog post on this topic: https://blog.qrstuff.com/2018/01/23/qr-codes-for-instant-messaging

  15. Simone  November 17th, 2019


    Can you add a QR code as an image in your instagram feed, so it links to your website?

    Thanks so much.

  16. QRStuff Admin  November 18th, 2019

    Sure, simply use the URL data type to create the QR code and then add the image to Instagram.

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