Snapchat now lets you make QR Snapcodes that open websites

Chinese messaging app WeChat pioneered the idea. brought it to the West and it was later copied by Facebook, which added for adding people on Messenger.


Snapchat later let people customize their with a selfie GIF and download a vector version for printing on posters, apparel and more. Then it began allowing people to open a publishers Snapchat Discover content and unlock filters and lenses by scanning a . Sam Sheffer first spotted todays update.

Offering more ways to promote content outside of Snapchat could boost the apps utility amongst public figures and businesses. While Snapchats fast-rising competitor Instagram allows people to put a URL in their profile and lets verified accounts share URLs in Stories, Snapchat doesnt. Snapcodes for websites could provide flexibility for promoting ones site or products without disrupting the URL-free experience.

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