QR Codes are useful but they are not without problems. To scan a QR Code, you need to download a QR Code scanning app.
There are some apps or smartphones that come with an inbuilt QR Code reader but not all.
But what everyone does have these days is Snapchat or at least 150 million users of them. Of these, 60 million are from the US and Canada.
The good news is that Snapchat has added a QR Code scanning feature built right into its app.
In mid-2015, Snapchat introduced Snapcodes that allowed you to add friends. Using the scanning feature, you could only scan Snapcodes. But now you can scan any standard QR Code also.
How does the scanner work?
You can scan a QR Code with Snapchat by following these simple steps:
1. Open the Snapchat app on your smartphone
2. Point the camera towards the QR Code you need to scan
3. Tap on the screen and hold your finger on the QR Code for a couple of seconds. The scanner will decode the QR Code and display its content
4. A window will open. Click on the ‘Open Link’ button to visit the webpage
This is how it works. Infact, Snapchat is not the only app that uses QR Codes. Tik-Tok, another popular social-networking app also uses QR Codes.
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