How to scan a what3words address
How does it work?
When you see a printed what3words address, open the app, tap the scan icon on the search bar, point your camera at the what3words address, then select the correct suggestion.
It’s an easy way to enter a what3words address into the app to save it, navigate to it or share it with someone.
1. Tap the camera icon in the search bar
2. Make sure the 3 word address sits in the scanning window and wait for a few moments for it to be scanned
3. Tap the correct address
When would I scan a 3 word address?
You might come across a printed 3 word address on an event invite, in a guide book or displayed as a sign.
Scanning is an easy way to enter a 3 word address into the app to save it, navigate to it or share it with someone.
What languages does it work in?
You can scan a what3words address in nineteen languages, including: Afrikaans, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Kannada, Malayalam, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish and Urdu. We’ll be adding more languages in the future, so watch this space.
Can I scan any 3 word address?
The feature can identify 3 word addresses printed in the following formats:
Why can’t I see the camera icon in the search bar?
Make sure you’ve downloaded the latest app update. For now, scanning is only available for iOS 11+ and Android 6+.