How to Get and Use the New Twitter QR Code


Oh, my! One more thing for you to update on your Twitter account. Not so fast. Whether it is the addition of hearts on Twitter when you ‘like’ a tweet to the new QR code that we’re about to talk about, social media is always changing.

This is just one more way for Twitter to follow other key social platforms like Snapchat Snapcodes and even Facebook Messenger and have a QR code.

But you may be asking yourself, what is the point or purpose of this?

So, let’s dive right in.

In this post I’ll share with you how to get and use the new Twitter QR code and why it may be helpful to do so for your business or organization.


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How to Get and Use the New Twitter QR Code


So if you’re interested, here is how you locate your own QR code on Twitter.

First, you’ll want to go to your profile on your IOS or Android device and then click on the gear icon (top center circle sun looking icon in image below) to bring up the settings list.

Then, you’ll see the ‘QR code’ option front and center.

Click on it and you’ll be taken to your code.




Here’s mine below.  Then you can click on the arrow at the top right corner (that I have circled in light blue for you) and do any of the following:

Save the QR Code

Tweet it Out



Now as you know we have many options on searching for other people within Twitter.  But now, you also will have the option to scan someone else’s QR code, use the QR Scanner option and align the relevant code into the frame.

Once you click the QR CODE option, you’ll have a black screen with a center square, waiting for you to actually scan a QR code (imagine that!).


Here’s a photo (slightly  blurry) because it actually scans SUPER FAST! You don’t need to take a picture, the scanner will highlight the relevant profile details as soon as it’s processed the code.



And then as soon as it scans it will pop up a box about that person/brand and you simply would click ‘follow’.

Here’s what that looks like.


If you want to have a QR Code that matches your branding, you can do so for a minimum fee. I just went to google and found several but one that popped up first (yeah for SEO) was QR Code Generator.

They have a FREE trial offer and have a low-monthly rate starting at $5 with additional options with more features.


Our Top Pick for Using This Feature

We think this can be especially helpful to use at networking or in-person events such as conferences, etc. Imagine meeting a roomful of people that you want to stay connected with.  If you have your QR Code easily accessible possibly as your homescreen on your phone you’ll be able in seconds to have others add you and you can add them as well. That often can be far easier than pulling out your phone and typing their Twitter username.

Especially if you are in a dark, not well list conference room. And this has happened to me countless times just this past year at conferences.


In our opinion this is optional depending on your audience growth strategy on Twitter. However, using Twitter lists are essential to a solid social media strategy on Twitter.

This may not be something you want to do, however if you think that you could implement this as a way to make new connections and to do so easily on Twitter this is a great way to go.


My suggestion is for you to go ahead and create your QR code and then decide if it is a good resource for you to utilize.

It will take you less than three minutes from start to finish.


Tell me…

In the comments below, if you have already or plan to get a QR code. If so, tell me one way you may be using it.

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10 Comments. Leave new

Hi Heather! Thanks for the helpful tutorial on Twitter’s new QR code. I like your idea about using it at networking events. I’m not sure how valuable this new feature will be, but I’m happy to see Twitter trying new things.

June 9, 2017 9:54 am

Hey Meghan – I’m SO LATE in responding and here’s why – I had a glitch in a plug-in that wasn’t allowing me to reply to people..telling me I was spam..LOL

Fixed now.

Networking events is awesome. What is the next event you are attending?

Heather, I am one who isn’t sure if it will be useful for me. I see Twitter as a huge resource for me, BUT time limits me still to be monitoring it well – and finding others with QR codes to record them for connections? it seems like a lot. So I will have to think about this and see WHO has QR codes that I need to bring in to my circle more! Thanks for the “heads up”!

June 9, 2017 9:54 am

Yeah Cheryl, I hear you… Sometimes I think that we make things too complicated in an effort to make it easier.

I had a glitch in a plug-in that wasn’t allowing me to reply to people..telling me I was spam..LOL

Candess M. Campbell
November 19, 2016 7:44 pm

Love the technology help! This may be a weekend project for me to catch up and understand Twitter and the short code!

June 9, 2017 9:53 am

Hey there Candess – Keep up the hard work in your business!! Yes, Twitter can be a beast but rewarding so much at times!
I had a glitch in a plug-in that wasn’t allowing me to reply to people..telling me I was spam..LOL

Thanks for the info on the Twitter QR code. I haven’t put it into play yet, but now will go check it out.

June 9, 2017 9:53 am

Hey Vicky – I had a glitch in a plug-in that wasn’t allowing me to reply to people..telling me I was spam..LOL

Do you use QR codes much?

I love that social media outlets are utilizing QR codes now! It makes it so much easier to share your social media channels. No more urls to have to remember!

June 9, 2017 9:52 am

Thanks for your reply. Do you like QR codes? I’ve not used them a lot at all..
I had a glitch in a plug-in that wasn’t allowing me to reply to people..telling me I was spam..LOL