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Google Maps QR Codes

Posted: April 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

QR Codes For Google Map Locations

Our free Google Maps QR codes allow quick and easy access to a Google Maps address or location by simply scanning a QR code. Whether it’s about reaching a destination, locating a business, or highlighting an attraction or point of interest, our Google Maps QR codes will help your visitors, customers or friends find you.

How To Create A Google Maps QR Code

Create a Google Maps QR code that will help your customers find your business or event, highlight the location of a tourist attraction or point of interest, or even show your friends how get to your party. Just enter the location and a QR code-connected map will be automatically created for you.

Google Map QR Codes

  1. Go QRStuff.com and select “Google Maps Location” as your data type in Column 1.
  2. In Column 2 specify where the location or address marker is to be displayed on the Google Map, with two modes available:
    • If you select “Address”, a text box is provided for you to enter the actual street address – type the address and click “Go”.
    • Selecting “Pin Location” gives you the option of entering the latitude and longitude of a location, or dragging the pin marker to a particular point on the map.
  3. Choose your map type – Map or Satellite
  4. Select the foreground colour for your QR code in Column 3. If you’re a paid subscriber you will also be able to set the image size, resolution, output file type (PNG, JPG, TIF, EPS, SVG, PDF or DXF ), and error correction level.
  5. Click the “Download QR Code” button and your Google Maps QR code is done.

PRO TIP:

To make sure that the address you enter into your QR code is correctly formatted (to minimise the possibility that the marker might be put in the wrong place) go to Google Maps first, locate the required address, and then use the Google Maps “Copy Address” feature. Another benefit of using this feature to make sure that the address is exactly the same as the one Google Maps use is, if Google Maps is aware of a specific business name or point of interest at that location, its name and details will also be displayed as part of the map information.

Our Google Maps QR codes are just one of the 23 fully-functional and non-expiring QR code data types that free users can create at www.qrstuff.com with no sign-up or registration required. Paid subscribers also get QR code editing and analytics reporting as part of the paid subscriber feature set.

Scanning Your Google Maps QR Code

When your Google Maps QR code is scanned, an initial page is displayed (depending on the device being used) that gives the user options for displaying the map. Shown below is what iPhone users will see – a choice of viewing the map in the Google Maps app (if installed) or Apple Maps.

The Google Map display will usually also let the user get driving directions from their current location, give a Street View option, and display any additional information that Google Maps is aware of about that location.

QR Codes For Google Maps

While free users can change the foreground colour of their QR code, paid subscribers can also change the appearance of the QR code image, and add a logo or image to it, making your QR code more visually distinctive and intuitive. Read more about our QR Code Styling feature.


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Using QR Codes With Twitter

Posted: April 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Using QR Codes With Twitter

Create Twitter QR codes that link to Twitter profiles for easy one-click follows, or that allow tweets to be automatically posted by simply scanning a QR code.

Our Twitter QR codes are just one of the 23 fully-functional and non-expiring QR code data types that free users can create at www.qrstuff.com with no sign-up or registration required.

How To Create A Twitter Link QR Code

Just follow this simple 5-step process to create a QR code that links to your Twitter profile:

Twitter QR Codes

  1. Go QRStuff.com and select Twitter as your data type in Column 1.
  2. Choose “Twitter Profile” in Column 2.
  3. Enter your Twitter profile name.
  4. Select the foreground colour for your QR code in Column 3. If you’re a paid subscriber you will also be able to set the image size, resolution, output file type (PNG, JPG, TIF, EPS, SVG, PDF or DXF ), and error correction level.
  5. Click the “Download QR Code” button and your Twitter QR code is done.

How To Create A Twitter Status Update QR Code

Simply enter the status update (up to 140 characters) that you would like the person who scans the QR code to tweet out through the Twitter account that they are currently logged into on their phone.

QR Codes For Twitter

  1. Go QRStuff.com and select Twitter as your data type in Column 1.
  2. Choose “Twitter Status Update” in Column 2.
  3. Enter your pre-formatted status update.
  4. Select the foreground colour for your QR code in Column 3. If you’re a paid subscriber you will also be able to set the image size, resolution, output file type (PNG, JPG, TIF, EPS, SVG, PDF or DXF ), and error correction level.
  5. Click the “Download QR Code” button and your Twitter QR code is done.

Make It A Bit Fancy

Twitter QR Code

While free users can change the foreground colour of their QR code, paid subscribers have the ability to also change the appearance of QR code image and embed a logo or image in the centre of it. Just use the steps outlined above to create your Twitter QR code, and then, before you download your finished QR code, click the “Style Your QR Code” button to change its appearance.

To the right is an example that shows what could be done to a Twitter QR code using our QR Code Styling feature. Our styling interface allows you to make your QR code more visually distinctive and, by embedding a suitable image, perhaps more intuitive as well.

Twitter QR Codes

Our previous post on QR Code Styling will give you more information about how to use this feature.

Twitter QR Codes

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Facebook QR Codes

Posted: March 25th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Facebook QR Codes

Use our Facebook QR codes to link to your Facebook page or allow users to “Like” a website with one simple scan. Generate more Likes and social engagement by adding a Facebook QR code to any of your printed materials, in-store promotions or email messages.

Facebook QR codes are just one of the 23 fully-functional and non-expiring QR code data types that free users can create at www.qrstuff.com with no sign-up or registration required.

How To Create A Facebook Link QR Code

This one simply links to your Facebook page.

  1. Go QRStuff.com and select Facebook as your data type in Column 1.
  2. Choose “Facebook Link” in Column 2.
  3. Enter the URL for your Facebook page – it will look something like https://www.facebook.com/<username>. In the example we’ve used our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/qrstuff
  4. Select the foreground colour for your QR code in Column 3. If you’re a paid subscriber you will also be able to set the image size, resolution, output file type (PNG, JPG, TIF, EPS, SVG, PDF or DXF ), and error correction level.
  5. Click the “Download QR Code” button and your Facebook QR code is done.

QR Codes For Facebook

How To Create A Facebook Like QR Code

Use this one to allow someone to Like a Facebook page, a website, web page or blog post. When used for a non-Facebook web page, the action of the person scanning the QR code and clicking on “Like” has the same result as the Like buttons that can be embedded in a web page.

  1. Go QRStuff.com and select Facebook as your data type in Column 1.
  2. Choose “Facebook Like” in Column 2.
  3. Enter the URL of the Facebook page, website or website page to be Liked, and enter a title for that page or website.
  4. Select the foreground colour for your QR code in Column 3. If you’re a paid subscriber you will also be able to set the image size, resolution, output file type (PNG, JPG, TIF, EPS, SVG, PDF or DXF ), and error correction level.
  5. Click the “Download QR Code” button and your Facebook QR code is done.

Facebook Like QR Code

Try it out now by scanning the two QR codes shown in the images above.

Make It A Bit Fancy

Facebook QR Code

While free users can change the foreground colour of their QR code, paid subscribers have the ability to also change the appearance of QR code image and embed a logo or image in the centre of it. Just use the steps outlined above to create your Facebook QR code, and then, before you download your finished QR code, click the “Style Your QR Code” button to change its appearance.

To the right is an example that shows what could be done to the Facebook QR code created above using our QR Code Styling feature. Our styling interface allows you to make your QR code more visually distinctive and, by embedding a suitable image, perhaps more intuitive as well.

Our previous post on QR Code Styling will give you more information about how to use this feature.


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Become a QR Stuff paid subscriber and get unlimited QR codes, unlimited scans, analytics reporting, editable dynamic QR codes, high resolution and vector QR code images, batch processing, password-protected QR codes, QR code styling, QR code pausing and scheduling and more, for one low subscription fee.

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Digital Business Card QR Codes

Posted: March 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Contact Details QR Code

Our Digital Business Card QR codes display contact details, logo or profile photo, social links, and an optional embedded Google Maps location map in a professional mobile-friendly layout, with sharing and Contacts importing capability built-in. Our Digital Business Cards also feature “click to talk” links for phone and Skype, and an optional “click to SMS” link for your cell phone number.

Social links can be added for up to 11 social networks – Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, Google+, LinkedIn, Foursquare, YouTube, Pinterest, and Meet Up.

Fully functional and non-expiring Digital Business Card QR codes can be created by free users, along with 23 other QR code data types, with no sign-up or registration required. If you are a paid subscriber you will also be able update your Digital Business Card QR code if any of your contact detail change.

Digital Business Card QR Code

With one of these printed on your business card, in your email footer, or displayed on your website, your contact details and social links are just a scan away from being permanently stored on the phone of any customer, client or networking contact.

How To Create A Digital Business Card QR Code

QR Codes For Contacts

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com and select the “Digital Business Card” data type from column 1.
  2. In column 2, click the “Create Yours Now” button and the main data entry screen (shown below) will appear. Once you’ve entered your address, contact details, social links, etc just click the “Save” button.
  3. Choose your QR code image foreground colour in column 3. Paid subscribers can also specify image size, resolution, output file type, and error correction level for the completed QR code.
  4. Click the “Download QR Code” button below the QR code preview image to save your finished Digital Business Card QR code.

Sharing Contacts With QR Codes

Digital Business Cards Make Connecting Easy

  • Let people quickly and easily contact you by phone, email or Skype with a single tap.
  • A Google map shows people how to get to your office or shop.
  • With one tap your contact details can be shared or saved to the phone’s address book.
  • Let users connect with you on social media and get more followers.
  • Keep your information up to date – paid subscribers can edit and update their Digital Business Card.
  • Fully functional and non-expiring for free users.

Our Digital Business Card QR Codes make displaying, sharing, distributing and managing your contact details simple and easy – make yours now for free.


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QR Codes For Instagram

Posted: March 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Instagram QR Codes

Instagram is a photo sharing application launched in October 2010 that allows users to share images and videos publicly or privately with their followers.

Due its simplicity and ease of use Instagram is now one of the most popular social media platforms with many businesses now using it as an integral part of marketing their products and services to current and potential customers.

Displaying a QR code linked to your Instagram profile page in your printed marketing materials is a quick and easy way to gain more followers and engage with customers.

QR Code For Instagram Sharing

How To Create Instagram QR Codes

Fully functional non-expiring Instagram QR codes can be created for free, along with 23 other QR code data types, with no sign-up or registration required.

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com and select the “Instagram” data type from column 1.
  2. In column 2, enter the Instagram username of the account you want displayed when your QR code is scanned. To find the username, go to your Instagram profile and click “Edit Profile” above the photo gallery. On the Edit Profile page the username is shown below the account name (don’t include the @ symbol).
  3. Choose your QR code image foreground colour in column 3. Paid subscribers can also specify image size, resolution, output file type, and error correction level for the completed QR code.
  4. Click the “Download QR Code” button below the QR code preview image to save your finished Instagram QR code.

Make A QR Code For Instagram

Scanning Your Instagram QR Code

As a special built-in feature, when one of our Instagram QR codes is scanned on an Android device, it will automatically attempt to identify whether the Instagram app has been installed on the device and, if installed, the Instagram link will be opened in the Instagram app.

For iPhones the user is asked whether they wish to open Instagram in the browser on their phone, or in the Instagram app (if the app is installed on their phone).

Instagram QR Code


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QR Stuff is free for anyone to use with no sign-up required – create as many fully functional non-expiring free QR codes as you need with no restrictions on commercial use. 23 of our 26 data types can be used for free, and our free QR codes are guaranteed 100% ad-free.

We are also directly integrated with Zazzle, a print-on-demand website, so with a single click free users can add their QR codes to shirts, coffee mugs, caps, business cards, stickers, and more.

Instagram QR Code


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Become a QR Stuff paid subscriber and get unlimited QR codes, unlimited scans, analytics reporting, editable dynamic QR codes, high resolution and vector QR code images, batch processing, password-protected QR codes, QR code styling, QR code pausing and scheduling and more, for one low subscription fee.

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QR Codes For Sharing Videos

Posted: February 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

QR Codes For Video

Videos are effective tools to present information in very stunning way. People use videos to share experiences and information with millions of viewers across the globe. Teachers may present clips for the class lecture, businesses use them for product promotion, sales and support, and companies use them for training, marketing and many other aspects.

QR Stuff offers a quick way to share these videos by using video QR codes printed on promotional materials, print advertisements, product packaging, customer support information, pamphlets, brochures, etc. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can create a QR code for video content through YouTube, Dropbox, and Vimeo.


QR Codes For YouTube Videos

YouTube is a popular video sharing platform that offers a wide range of content including movie trailers, music videos, viral clips, tutorials, how-to’s, crash courses, and more. According to Tech Crunch, YouTube currently has 1.5 billion users logging into the site every month.

Uploading Videos

To upload a video on YouTube, click the Upload button at the top of the page. You will be directed to another page where you can start uploading videos from your laptop or mobile device.

You Tube Video QR Code

You can choose to set the video sharing to Public, Private, Unlisted or schedule the actual posting. You can also edit the video title, description, sharing settings, and add tags as necessary. Once the uploading is done, simply click “Publish” to post your video on YouTube.

There are settings that will let you add foreign language translations to your videos, and other advanced settings are also available to further customize the sharing.

Generating The QR Code

For this step you will need either the full URL of the YouTube video, or its video ID.

Youtube Video QR Code
 

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com and select “YouTube Video” as data type from column 1.
  2. Type in or copy and paste the video ID or video URL into one of the input boxes in column 2.
  3. You can also make the code a bit fancy. QR Stuff offers various styling options available for customizing the code based on the colors and shapes. Click “Style Your Code” to change the way the code looks. Check the Preview section from time to time to see whether it adheres to your preferences.
  4. Once done, simply click on “Download QR Code” to save it to your computer or to your device.

YouTube Video QR Code

Note: If you are a QR Stuff paid subscriber you can also select the QR code image size, resolution, file type, and error correction level.

YouTube’s Time Stamp Feature

Some YouTube videos play for more than an hour or so, and if you want to share videos with a QR code, you might want to let users jump to an important section of the video rather than playing the whole thing from the start. YouTube has made it possible for you to do this via the Time Parameter option.

On the YouTube video page simply right click anywhere within the video screen and choose “Copy video URL at current time.”

QR Codes For YouTube Videos

  • Original video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI1fqzFoMKI
  • URL with Time Parameter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI1fqzFoMKI#t=120s

Note: This time parameter can also be manually added to the video URL that you’ve copied from the YouTube website.


QR Codes For Videos On Drop Box

Dropbox is a cloud storage service with over 500 million users that allows users to upload, store and share documents, images and videos. By adding a Dropbox link to your QR code you will be able to share videos stored on Dropbox by adding a Dropbox QR code to any printed document, marketing brochure, sales or instruction manual, research paper or even to your product packaging.

Uploading Videos

To upload your video file to Dropbox, go to the Dropbox website and log into your Dropbox account. Click on “Upload Files” in the upper right corner of the page, choose the video to upload from your computer or device, and select “Upload”. Once the upload process finishes, the video will appear in your file list.

To create the shareable link that you will need to include in your QR code, click on the video file in your file list and the click “Share” in the upper right corner of the page. The shareable link will then be displayed and can be copied to your clipboard.

Dropbox Video QR Code

For more information about creating Dropbox QR codes please refer to our previous step-by-step guide.

Generating The QR Code

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com and select “Dropbox” as the data type from column 1.
  2. Paste the shared link created on the DropBox website into the input box in column 2.
  3. Modify the specifications of the QR code image in column 3.
  4. Once done, simply click on “Download QR Code” to save it to your computer or to your device.

Dropbox Video QR Code


QR Codes For Vimeo Videos

Looking for a way to share high resolution videos? Vimeo is a great platform that supports videos with resolutions of 720p, 1080p, and above. With a community of over 70,000,000 creators, Vimeo has a collection of clips that you can also share through QR codes. Here’s how it works.

Vimeo Video QR Code

First, go to the Vimeo website and once you are on the page for the video you want to share (either one you’ve uploaded yourself or one that someone else has uploaded), click on the paper plane symbol on the right side of the screen to share it. The share link will then be displayed – just copy it to the clipboard.

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com and select “Website URL” as the data type from column 1.
  2. Paste the copied Vimeo share link into the input box in column 2.
  3. Modify the specifications of the QR code image in column 3.
  4. Click “Download QR Code” to save your Vimeo video QR code.

Video Compatibility

It’s important to confirm beforehand that the video file format is compatible with the phone that will be scanning the QR code. For example, .FLV (Flash video files) won’t work on an iPhone and MOV files (an Apple format) won’t play natively on an Android device unless an app has been installed that offers specific support for this file format.

To avoid playback issues for those scanning your video QR code, MP4 format video files are recommended due to their compatibility with most (if not all) devices.


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Plain Text QR Codes

Posted: February 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Text QR Codes

A great way to use QR codes is with plain text, whether it’s a simple message to share, the answers to a quiz or exam, or clues for a treasure hunt, QRStuff.com has all of your text QR code needs covered with our “Plain Text” data type – and ours are FREE and don’t expire.

Businesses can also make use of text QR codes to store and display stock codes or serial numbers for inventory and asset management, coupon codes, customer information like terms and conditions or nutrition and ingredients data, and so much more.

Text QR Code Generator
 

How To Make Text QR Codes

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com and select the “Plain Text” data type from column 1. Plain Text QR codes are one of 23 data types available to free users, however if you become a paid subscriber you will also have access to our new Attendance Tracking QR codes, as well as QR codes for PDF documents and image files.
  2. In column 2 enter the text you would like displayed when your QR code is scanned.
  3. You can also choose to create a “static” or “dynamic” QR code. Dynamic QR codes offer paid subscribers QR code editing, analytics, password protection and a host of other management features. More information about dynamic vs static QR codes can be found here.
  4. Choose your QR code image foreground colour in column 3. If you are a paid subscriber you will also be able to specify the image size, resolution (up to 600 DPI), the output file type (PNG, JPG, TIF, EPS, SVG, PDF, and DXF), and the error correction level for your completed QR code image. This video will give you more information about the extended image output options available to paid subscriber.
  5. You’re done! Just click on the “Download QR Code” button below the QR code preview image to save your finished text QR code.

QR Codes For Text
 

Our Text QR Codes Are Better

We’ve added a few features to our plain text QR codes that make them more useful, reliable, and flexible than the ones you might get from other second-tier QR code creation services:

  1. Our text QR codes can contain up to 1,000 characters of text.
  2. All of our QR codes offer full UTF-8 support allowing for the input and display of all special symbols and characters used in European, Asian and Middle Eastern languages.
  3. Any website addresses beginning with http:// or https://, and correctly formed email addresses, you use in our plain text QR codes will be displayed as clickable links when scanned.
  4. If multi-line text (with line breaks and/or paragraph breaks) is copied and pasted into the input box in column 2, we will retain the line breaks and/or paragraph breaks when the QR code is created, so that they appear when the QR code is scanned.
  5. Our text QR codes are guaranteed 100% ad-free. Actually all of our QR codes are ad-free – if you see an ad after scanning one of our QR codes, the scanning app that you’re using put it there.
  6. Did we mention that our text QR codes are FREE and don’t expire?

Print A Sheet Of Labels

Creating sheets of QR code labels is another free standard feature at QRStuff.

Instead of clicking the “Download QR Code” button below the QR code preview image, move down the page to the “Output Type” and choose “Print”.

You will then be taken to a page where you will choose from a selection of common Avery label template layouts in either Letter or A4 size. If you are using generic labels then the Avery code that your labels are compatible with should be shown on your box or packet of label sheets. The sticker label layouts shown will print correctly on label sheets based on that Avery product code.

Once you’ve selected the label template you need, click “Download” to generate a preformatted printable PDF file containing multiple copies of your QR code sized and arranged to print onto the label sheet you chose above. The label template PDF can also be printed on single sheets of plain or adhesive paper, transparency film, or even iron-on transfer paper.


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Become a QR Stuff paid subscriber and get unlimited QR codes, unlimited scans, analytics, history reporting, editable dynamic QR codes, high resolution and vector QR code images, batch processing, password-protected QR codes, QR code styling and more, for one low subscription fee.

Full subscriptions start from just $11.95 per month (lower monthly rates for longer periods) or you can set up a 24 hour trial subscription for $3.95 to check out what we can do for you. Subscribe now.

 
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QR Codes For Viewing Images

Posted: January 29th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

QR Codes For Images

QR Stuff is making it extremely easy for you to open and view images by simply scanning a QR code. Here’s everything you need to know on creating QR codes for images.

Studies have shown that human beings are “visual learners” and have the innate capacity to understand the world better through images. This is also why businesses turn to photos when marketing their products and services. What more if access to such images is made easier with QR codes? Some of the most common uses include:

  • giving students access to printed worksheets to view solutions to equations, problems, and tests
  • providing an interactive experience through paintings, sculptures, and other masterpieces displayed in museums
  • introducing landmarks in guided tours, walking trails, and more
  • showing movie posters and screen captures in cinemas

QR Codes For Images

Using these QR codes for images is now more widespread since all you have to do is open your camera application on your smartphone. They work seamlessly and automatically on various Android and iOS devices (starting iOS 11).

How To Generate QR Codes For Images

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com and select “Image File” as data type from column 1. The QR code for this data type is only available for paid subscribers. Once subscribed, you can get unlimited QR codes, unlimited scans, dynamic QR code editing, scan analytics, password-protected codes, and so much more.
  2. Next, drop the image to upload in column 2. It may be a photo of the artwork you want to present to your guests at the museum, a particular landmark for guided tours, a merchandise, or image files of solutions to a college test. The possibilities are endless.
  3. You’re almost done! To complete the process, just click on “Download QR Code” button below the QR code preview image to save your Image QR code. Print it out for posting or create a digital version to customize output in stickers, posters, and more.

QR Codes For Images

Important: Aside from the paid subscriber rule, the maximum allowable file size of the photo is up to 10MB. Only JPEG, PNG, and GIF files are accepted.

Style Your Code

As you sign-in as a paid subscriber, you will have the freedom to style the QR code, modify its colors, and even add logos or images on it. Follow the steps outlined above and click “Style Your QR Code” before downloading. You will be directed to an interface where you can customize the appearance of the code.

Refer to the screenshot below to see how the interface looks like. It gives subscribers with options to design the code based on the color and shape of dots and corners. You may also choose to add an image or logo in the middle, or make the background transparent. To learn more about styling the QR code, visit our previous blog post.

QR Codes For Images

Important: The maximum allowable file size for the photo of logo in the QR code is only up to 6MB. JPEG, PNG, and GIF files are accepted. When uploading logos, it will automatically be centered and re-sized.

Be A Paid Subscriber Today!

Paid subscribers get tons of other access aside from just generating QR codes for images. These features include:

  • unlimited QR codes and scans
  • analytics and history reporting
  • editable dynamic QR codes
  • hi-res and vector QR code images
  • password-protected QR codes
  • batch processing

All of these stuff and more for a low subscription fee. Full subscription starts from only $11.95 a month with lower monthly rates for longer periods. You can also set up a 24-hour trial subscription for as low as $3.95 to see it for yourself. Subscribe today.

 
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QR Codes For Instant Messaging With Whatsapp, Facebook And SMS

Posted: January 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Instant Messaging QR Codes
 
Instant messaging is more than just chatting with friends, with many businesses now using it to engage with customers, clients and B2B partners for sales, marketing, product support and customer service.

Instant Messaging QR codes can take this one step further by combining the ease of use of QR codes with the proven functionality of instant messaging to deploy to print a clear, simple and visual method to encourage your customers to contact you using traditional SMS messages, or WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger, two of the most popular instant messaging platforms.

In this blog post we’ll be specifically discussing how to make QR codes for:


WhatsApp “Click To Chat” QR Code

WhatsApp, used by more than a billion people in over 180 countries around the world, is a free service that emulates the functions of SMS-style text-based messaging without the associated costs of a telco-supported service. With WhatsApp you can send and receive text messages, images, documents, locations, videos, and even make voice calls.

WhatsApp offers a feature called Click To Chat that allows two users to start a chat session with each other just by one user entering the phone number of the other user.

WhatsApp QR Code

While directly using the WhatsApp interface is perhaps the simplest method, a chat session can also be initiated using a WhatsApp URL containing the destination phone number, and it looks like this:

https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=<phonenumber>

…where <phonenumber> is the fully formatted phone number of the receiving party, including ISD country code, local area code, and full phone number as an 11 or 12 digit string, with no dashes, brackets or other characters, and with the leading zero (if any) removed from the area code.

For example, if you want to start a WhatsApp chat session with a person in the UK (ISD code 44) in London (area code 020) and with a phone number of 1234-5678, then just drop the first zero off the area code and combine the numbers to create a WhatsApp chat session link of:

https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=442012345678.

Similarly, for someone in the USA (ISD code 1) in Los Angeles (area code 213) and with a phone number of 765-4321, the WhatsApp chat session link will be:

https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=12137654321

If you want to create your own WhatsApp Click To Chat QR code to print on your promotional materials or product packaging to encourage your customers to start a WhatsAppchat chat session with you (or your customer support team) then you will need to first create a WhatsApp chat session link that contains your correctly formatted phone number, including ISD code and area code as outlined above.

Once you’ve created your own WhatsApp chat session link containing your own phone number, setting up your WhatsApp Click To Chat QR code is a simple process:

WhatsApp Click To Chat QR Code

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com and select the “Website URL” data type from column 1.
  2. In column 2 enter the WhatsApp chat session link into the Website URL box.
  3. You’re done! Just click on the “Download QR Code” button below the QR code preview image to save your finished WhatsApp “Click To Chat” QR code, ready to be added to your print collateral, promotional materials, product packaging, website, or wherever you need it to go.

Important: A WhatsApp Click To Chat QR Code will only work if the person scanning the QR code has the WhatsApp app installed on their phone.


WhatsApp Instant Messaging QR Code

If you would sooner have your customers send you an SMS-style message through WhatsApp rather than start a chat session with you or your team, then a WhatsApp instant message QR code is what you need.

By adding one of these to your printed promotional materials or product packaging, when your customer (or potential customer) scans one the instant messaging QR code, a pre-formatted message of your choice will be sent to you from the customer’s phone. The message will also arrive with the customer’s phone number (as the sender of the message) so that you can then reply to them directly.

First up you will need to create a WhatsApp instant messaging link to place into your QR code. This link will take the form of:

https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=<phonenumber>&text=<message>

  • The <phonenumber> part is exactly same as outlined above – the fully formatted phone number of the receiving party, including ISD country code, local area code, and full phone number as an 11 or 12 digit string, with no dashes, brackets or other characters, and with the leading zero (if any) removed from the area code. In this case it will be your phone number since the intention here is that the person who scans the instant messaging QR code will be sending the message to you.
  • The <message> part is the pre-formatted message that you want sent to you by the person scanning the QR code and will probably be something like “Please send me more information”, “I would like a free sample”, “I need assistance. Could support please call me”, “Yes, I would like to register for an upgrade”, etc.

As an example let’s say you are a car dealer in Australia (ISD code 61) in Sydney (area code 02) and your phone number is 8888-6666. The <phonenumber> part of your WhatsApp instant messaging link will therefore be 61288886666 (remember you need to drop the zero out of the area code).

The message you want encoded into your QR code (ie; the message you would like your customer to send you when they scan the QR code in your ad in the newspaper) is “I would like to test drive the new 2018 Mazda”.

When the message is added to the WhatsApp instant messaging link it needs to be in what’s called “URL encoded text” which basically means that any spaces need to be replaced with the character string “%20” so that it ends up looking like:

I%20would%20like%20to%20test%20drive%20the%20new%202018%20Mazda

So, your final WhatsApp instant messaging link (the one that you’ll add to your QR code) will look like this:

https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=61288886666&text=I%20would%20like%20to%20
test%20drive%20the%20new%202018%20Mazda

Once you have your WhatsApp instant messaging link, just create your WhatsApp Instant Messaging QR Code using the same 3 steps shown above for a WhatsApp Click To Chat QR Code:

WhatsApp Message QR Code

Important: A WhatsApp Instant Messaging QR Code will only work if the person scanning the QR code has the WhatsApp app installed on their phone.


SMS Message QR Code

Not real sure how much cut-through you’d get in your customer demographic using WhatsApp QR Codes with your promotional collateral? You could always just go “old-school” and use SMS messaging QR codes instead.

Once again it’s simply a case of specifying your phone number as the number to receive the message, and entering the message that you’d like to receive when someone scans your QR code.

These QR codes are also significantly easier to set up because we have a dedicated data type that automatically creates the underlying instant messaging link for you.

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com and select the “SMS Message” data type from column 1.
  2. In column 2 enter your phone number and the message to be sent.
  3. You’re done! Just click on the “Download QR Code” button below the QR code preview image to save your finished SMS message QR code, ready to be added to your print collateral, promotional materials, product packaging, website, or wherever you need it to go.

SMS Message QR Code

More information about creating and using our SMS Message QR Codes can be found in our previous blog post, SMS Marketing With QR Codes.


Facebook Messenger QR Code

Facebook is one of the world’s most popular and most powerful social networking platforms used by about two billion users every month, and Facebook Messenger is their instant messaging service that allows Facebook users to send free messages to each other.

If you need to publish a QR code that, when scanned, will immediately allow your customers to open up a Facebook Messenger chat session with you, all you need to do is encode your QR code with a Facebook Messenger link that looks like this:

http://m.me/<PAGE_NAME>

…where <PAGE_NAME> is your Facebook business page name – the bit that comes after www.facebook.com in your Facebook address. For example, our Facebook page is at www.facebook.com/qrstuff so our Facebook Messenger link would be http://m.me/qrstuff.

So, to create your Facebook Messenger QR code:

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com and select the “Website URL” data type from column 1.
  2. In column 2 enter your Facebook Messenger link into the Website URL box.
  3. You’re done! Just click on the “Download QR Code” button below the QR code preview image to save your finished Facebook Messenger QR code, ready to be added to your print collateral, promotional materials, product packaging, website, or wherever you need it to go.

Facebook Messenger QR Code


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QR Codes For WiFi Network Sharing

Posted: January 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »


 
At QR Stuff we make it super-easy to connect to a wireless network by simply scanning a QR code – and you can make your own WiFi Login QR code for free.

At work or at home, WiFi Login QR codes allow you to quickly and easily connect to your wireless network, and at WiFi hotspots in coffee shops, restaurants, and stores QR Codes can be used to connect instead of typing in the login credentials or having to ask a staff member for the password.

These Wifi Login QR codes work seamslessly and automatically on all Android devices, and any iPhones or iPads running iOS11. If your iPhone is running iOS10 or older then the WiFi login credentials will be displayed on screen so you can manually copy and paste them in.

How To Make A WiFi Login QR Code

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com and select the “Wifi Login” data type from column 1. WiFi login QR codes are one of 23 data types available to free users, however if you become a paid subscriber you will also have access to our new Attendance Tracking QR codes, as well as QR codes for PDF documents and image files.
  2. In column 2 enter the SSID/Network Name, Password and Network Type for your office, home or in-store wireless network. This information is normally printed on a sticker on the back or the bottom of your router, or you can ask your IT person or service provider.
  3. You’re done! Just click on the “Download QR Code” button below the QR code preview image to save your finished WiFi Login QR code, then print it out and display it for anyone to log in to your wireless network.

Wireless Network QR Code

Important: In step #2 you need to select your Network Type (encryption standard) and the options are WEP, WPA, WPA2 or No Encryption. You must select the correct Network Type for your wireless network otherwise your WiFi QR code won’t work. You can read more about wireless network encryption standards here.

Print A Sheet Of Labels

Need to print a heap of your WiFi Login QR codes to have in convenient places all around your office or store? Creating sheets of QR code labels is another free standard feature at QRStuff.

Instead of clicking the “Download QR Code” button below the QR code preview image, move down the page to the “Output Type” and choose “Print”.

You will then be taken to a page where you will choose from a selection of common Avery label template layouts in either Letter or A4 size. If you are using generic labels then the Avery code that your labels are compatible with should be shown on your box or packet of label sheets. The sticker label layouts shown will print correctly on label sheets based on that Avery product code.

Once you’ve selected the label template you need, click “Download” to generate a preformatted printable PDF file containing multiple copies of your QR code sized and arranged to print onto the label sheet you chose above. The label template PDF can also be printed on single sheets of plain or adhesive paper, transparency film, or even iron-on transfer paper.

Make It A Bit Fancy

While free users can change the foreground colour of their QR code, paid subscribers have the ability to also change the appearance of QR code image and embed a logo or image in the centre of it. Just use the steps outlined above to create your WiFi Login QR code, and then, before you download your finished QR code, click the “Style Your QR Code” button to change its appearance.

To the right is an example that shows what could be done to the WiFi Login QR code created above using our QR Code Styling feature. Our styling interface allows you to make your QR code more visually distinctive and, by embedding a suitable image, perhaps more intuitive as well.

Our previous post on QR Code Styling will give you more information about how to use this feature.


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