How to use QR codes on Facebook on Android

How to use QR codes on Facebook on Android
How to use QR codes on Facebook on Android
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You can scan a contact's QR code to add them as a friend on Facebook. You can also display your own QR code to share it with your contacts using Android.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Scan QR Codes

Use QR Codes on Facebook on Android Step 1

Step 1. Open the Facebook app on your Android

The Facebook app icon is a white “f” on a blue square. You will find it in the applications menu.

Use QR Codes on Facebook on Android Step 2

Step 2. Tap the search icon

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It's the magnifying glass icon at the top right of the screen. Tap it to display a search bar at the top.

Use QR Codes on Facebook on Android Step 3

Step 3. Type QR Code in the search bar

Use the onscreen keyboard to type "QR code" into the search box and then tap the magnifying glass icon at the bottom right to search for Facebook's QR Code app.

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Step 4. Select QR Code from the search results

The app should be at the top of the search results. It is the blue icon with an image in the form of a white QR code. Tap on it to open the Facebook QR Code app.

The search result next to the thumbs up icon is the Facebook QR Code page. Do not confuse this option with the Facebook app

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Step 5. Scan a QR code with your Android's camera

Line up the QR code you want to scan in the camera frame on your screen. The code will be automatically recognized and you will be redirected to the corresponding page.

  • If the light is insufficient for the camera, tap the flash icon at the top right. This will turn on the camera flash and you can scan your code more easily.
  • You can also press Import from gallery under the frame then select a QR code screenshot from your Android gallery.
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Step 6. Tap the person icon next to a plus sign (+)

You'll find it next to the blue Message button. This will send a friend request to the person. If she accepts, she will be added to your friend list.

Part 2 of 2: Register your Facebook QR code

Use QR Codes on Facebook on Android Step 7

Step 1. Open the Facebook app on your Android

Tap the white "f" icon in a blue square. You can find it on your application menu.

Use QR Codes on Facebook on Android Step 8

Step 2. Tap the search icon

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It's the icon that looks like a magnifying glass in the upper right corner. It displays a search bar at the top.

Use QR Codes on Facebook on Android Step 9

Step 3. Type QR Code and then tap the search icon

Use the onscreen keyboard to type "QR Code" into the search box and then tap the magnifying glass icon at the bottom right of the keyboard to search for Facebook's QR code app.

Use QR Codes on Facebook on Android Step 10

Step 4. Select QR Code at the top of the search results

It's the blue icon with an image that looks like a white QR code. Tap on it to open the Facebook QR code app.

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Step 5. Go to the My Code tab at the top of the page

This button is next to Scanner at the top of your screen. Tap it to display your personal QR code on a new page.

Your contacts can scan your personal QR code to view your profile and add you as a friend

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Step 6. Press the Save button on my phone

This is the blue button under your personal QR code. Tap it to save a screenshot of your personal QR code to your Android's image gallery.

You can send this screenshot to your contacts by message or email

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Step 7. Select the Share button

It's the blue button at the bottom of your screen. It will allow you to select an application to share your personal QR code with your contacts.

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Step 8. Choose an app to share your QR code

You can post your personal code on social media, send it as a message in a messaging app, or send it as an email attachment.

  • Tap an app to display it on the screen. Depending on the app you select, you can choose contacts, compose a message or just press the button Send to share your code.

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