LinkedIn recently announced the launch of LinkedIn QR code aimed at making the process of connecting with people on the platform faster. QR code is available now on the LinkedIn Android and iOS apps, and can be used as a swift networking tool to view profiles and connect with professionals without having to ask for details like names, organisations, etc.
How to use the QR code feature:
- Open either the LinkedIn Android or iOS app.
- Go to the search bar and select the QR code option.
- Once done, two options will appear – Scan and My code.
- You can choose to either scan the QR code using the camera shutter or, alternatively, select a photo from the camera gallery to automatically scan the code. The My code shows your unique QR code along with the profile photo and the profile headline.
- Users can also share just the QR code or the code with the profile picture to help the recipient recognise better. Sharing is currently available on iOS and coming soon on Android, according to LinkedIn.
- Additionally, the code can be saved in the gallery on both platforms.
LinkedIn recommends putting up the QR code on official websites, event brochures, conference badges and lanyards, in the email signature, and in the resume to increase professional presence.
“The next time you’re at an industry event and meet someone that you want to keep chatting with, open the LinkedIn app and scan their QR code to connect and stay in touch,” said Alice Xiong, Senior Product Manager, LinkedIn. “Gone are the days of requesting a business card, asking the person to spell their name, or handing over your phone to make sure you found their profile.”