Jetpack 10.8 Introduces QR Code Post Sharing, Adds Openverse Media Provider

Jetpack 10.8 Introduces QR Code Post Sharing, Adds Openverse Media Provider

Posted by WP Tavern on April 5, 2022 at 3:39 pm
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People have been asking if QR codes are dead for the past decade, but their relevancy has only increased as digital life becomes more vibrant. eMarketer forecasts that the number of US smartphone users scanning QR codes will increase from 83.4 million in 2022 to 99.5 million in 2025. QR codes are even more popular in other regions of the world, like China where they accounted for more than 90 percent of the country’s mobile payments in 2021, according to a survey by China UnionPay. The pandemic caused an uptick in the usage of QR codes beginning in 2020, as the technology facilitates contact-free payments and information sharing. Businesses are using them for everything from digital menus and feedback forms to hotel and flight check-ins. Brands continue to find success with QR codes in advertising coupons and promotions. If you watched the Super Bowl this year, you may have caught Coinbase’s 2022 Super Bowl ad, featuring a bouncing colorful QR code that led to a limited time promotion. The ad was so effective that visits from the QR code crashed the app. In recognition of the many creative uses and utility of QR codes, the latest Jetpack release (10.8) introduces…

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