How To Create a Facebook Like Button With A QR Code, Microsoft Tag or NFC

Elliott Lemenager
Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 1:13 PM

In a poll last week on Facebook I received a large number of requests to give more tips on how to leverage the Microsoft Tag platform. So in response I’ve created 10 easy steps to create a Facebook like button with a QR Code, Microsoft Tag or a NFC chip. Let’s get started!


  1. Go to http://tag.microsoft.com

  3. Select Tag Manager from the My Tags tag on the top right side of the screen on the homepage


    Microsoft Tag Homepage


  4. Select Create a Tag - Note: if you don't have a Tag Manager account or you are not logged in you'll be prompted to create an account or sign in.


    Tag manager create a tag


  5. Fill in the Tag Tittle and make sure that the Tag Type is set to URL.


    Microsoft Tag creation fields


  6. Enter your Facebook Page’s URL in the Mobile URL field and then select save.


    Microsoft tag mobile url


  7. Once you hit save you’ll be redirected to the main page of the Tag Manager. You should find your newly created file at the top of the list. At this point select download.


    Microsoft Tag download


  8. Once you select download a pop up screen will appear allowing you to select the Tag Type that you would like to use (Microsoft Tag, Microsoft Custom Tag, Qr code or NFC).


    Microsoft Tag type


  9. Make sure to specify the File Format and Size of the code that you would like to create and then click download at the bottom of the popup screen.


    Microsoft tag file format


  10. Once you’ve selected download from the popup screen your code should automatically be generated


    Microsoft tag facebook like qr code


  11. After your code has finished downloading make sure to test it. When someone scans this code it should look like the below image on their mobile devices.


    Microsoft Tag Mobile Facebook Page


If you have any questions about this process or have some tips and tricks of your own reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter.

Recent Comments
  • Dean Collins

    03/28/2012 , 1:22 PM
    Would have been cooler if you used direct rather than indirect codes. Nice about the NFC tag option though.
  • Elliott

    03/28/2012 , 2:23 PM
    Not sure why you would use a direct code rather than an indirect code for this - you're still going to have to connect to the web to allow someone to like a Facebook page. Was there some other feature that you were thinking of?


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