Earlier in April 2016, we had reported that iPhone 7 could come with a QR Code scanner. But that didn’t happen.
Read the post here: iPhone 7 camera app could read QR Codes
On June 6, 2017, Nicolas Lellouche, a tech journalist, shared a Twitter post about the addition of an inbuilt QR Code scanning feature in iOS 11 beta version.
Here’s screen grab of Nicola’s Twitter post:
Now, with the launch of iOS 11, the addition of QR Code scanning feature has been confirmed. Apple has added the feature to its camera application. Other key features include upgrades in Maps, Siri, and the keyboard.
iOS 11 Inbuilt QR Code Scanner:
To scan a QR Code, you can simply open the camera app on your smartphone and point your camera towards the QR Code. You will automatically be directed to the QR Code’s content. No hassles of downloading third-party QR Code scanning apps.
We checked the feature and couldn’t be more happy with how it works.
The year 2016 and 2017 has shown some some special affection for QR Codes.
In 2016, leading messaging app Snapchat added an inbuilt QR Code scanner to its list of feature. Following suit in 2017, was Pinterest. Pinterest’s ‘Lens’ feature also doubles as a QR Code scanner.
Besides apps, browsers such as Google Chrome and Samsung Internet also have an inbuilt QR Code scanner.
Take a look at the full List of smartphones and apps with inbuilt QR Code reader.
With big names such as Google, Samsung, Snapchat, and now, Apple adding QR Code scanners, you know QR Codes will only get more popular.
Marketers, it’s time you take note and add QR Codes to your marketing campaigns to better engage your audience.
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