Today, career-oriented social networking site LinkedIn is rolling out a new feature that will take the headache out of exchanging contact information.

Announced via a blog post, LinkedIn says that it is adding support for QR code business cards, making it easier to connect with people:

Today we’re introducing LinkedIn QR code so that you have a simple way to quickly find the profile of someone you just met and connect on-the-spot. 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. 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.

The company says that the QR code feature can be found in the search box on the Home tab of the iOS and Android LinkedIn applications. From this point, users can either scan someone else’s LinkedIn QR code, or tap on “My code” to display their own personalized codes. This page also allows users to send their LinkedIn codes through text message or email.

Once you scan another user’s LinkedIn code, you will be taken to their profile. From there, LinkedIn encourages users to “check out mutual connections, common interests, and send a connection request.”

LinkedIn says that the QR code feature is now available globally for the LinkedIn iOS and Android apps.


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