Even today, many people exchange business cards, whether its an industry conference, networking happy hour, sales meeting, or social gathering. Business cards help people to stay in touch with others even after the meeting. Microsoft’s LinkedIn today announced a new feature called LinkedIn QR code that will allow you to quickly find the profile of someone you just met and get connected on-the-spot. The whole process is really simple. You have to just open the LinkedIn app and scan their QR code to connect. You can also put your LinkedIn QR code on various other places like your websites, brochures, event materials, and more.
Here’s how it works:
- Open your LinkedIn app on iOS or Android and tap the QR code icon in the search box found on the Home tab.
- From here you can scan someone else’s LinkedIn QR code and you will be taken to their profile where you can check out mutual connections, common interests, and send a connection request. You can also upload a LinkedIn QR code image from your phone.
- To find your own LinkedIn QR code, tap on “My code.” If you’d like to share your code through iMessage, email, or other apps you can do so directly from this page (available now on iOS and coming soon to Android). You can also save your code to your photos.
LinkedIn QR code feature is now available globally on LinkedIn mobile apps.