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

Now, it’s finally happening with the launch of iOS 11 beta. Apple has reportedly added a QR Code scanner to its camera application.

iOS 11 Inbuilt QR Code Scanner:

People can simply open the camera app on their smartphone to scan a QR Code. No hassles of downloading third-party QR Code scanning app.

The announcement came on Twitter from  Nicolas Lellouche, a tech journalist, on June 6, 2017.

Here’s screen grab of Nicola’s Twitter post:

iOS 11 Inbuilt QR Code Scanner

Since the feature is a part of the iOS 11 beta version, we can expect more tweaks and updates to it. But going by how simple the feature is, true to Apple’s style, our bet is that it might just stay the way it is.

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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