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How To Generate QR Codes For Telegram Groups

Posted: October 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, Generating QR Codes, QR Codes Use Cases | No Comments »

QR codes for Telegram groups can be generated using QRStuff.com’s Website URL data type. Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging app with a focus on security and speed. It also lets you share files such as photos and videos. This application works on mobile phones, tablets or computers.

One of their amazing features is Telegram groups, a tool that lets you gather up to 100,000 members to share files for various needs, whether for businesses or communities.

The Website URL data type for Telegram groups QR codes is among the 23 fully-functional data types that free users can create at QRStuff.com. There is no sign-up or registration required, and users can have access to non-expiring QR code data types. QR Stuff subscribers can utilize additional features such as QR code editing and analytics reporting as part of the paid subscriber feature set.

How To Obtain The Telegram Group URL

Because Telegram can be run on both Android and iPhone or iPad devices, there are different steps involved. For Android users, here are the steps:

1. Open the Telegram app. Tap the group from which you are getting the link or URL. Then, click on the group’s name.

2. For private groups, click Add Member and you’ll be directed to your contacts list. Tap “Invite To Group Via Link” found at the top of the contacts list. Copy the link provided and paste it into QRStuff QR code generator and follow the steps that which will be discussed later.

3. To get your public group link on Telegram, follow Step 1 and once inside the group, you’ll see the invite link located on the upper part of the screen. The link usually has the format: t.me/groupname. Copy the group link and paste it into QRStuff QR code generator.

For iPhone or iPad users, follow these steps:

1. Open the Telegram app. Click the Chats button, found at the bottom-centre portion of the screen.

2. To get the URL of the Telegram private group on iPhone or iPad, click on the private group you wish to include in the QR code. Tap the group’s profile photo located at the top-right corner of the screen. Click Add Member and you’ll be directed to your contacts list. Then, tap Invite to Group via Link found near the top of the screen, and click Copy Link to paste on the QR code generator.

3. To obtain the URL of public Telegram groups, follow Step 1 and click on the public group. After tapping the profile image of this group, you’ll be taken to a new screen containing the link to be shared. Tap and hold the link under Share Link, and tap Copy on your device. You can now paste the Telegram group URL to QRStuff. The steps outlining how to create the QR code are next.

Generating The QR Code

1. Go to https://www.qrstuff.com/?type=websiteurl and have the “Website URL” data type pre-selected from the Data Type section.

2. In the Content section, paste the URL of the Telegram group as obtained from the guidelines shown earlier.

3. Click the “Download QR Code” button and the QR code for your Telegram group is ready for use.

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 its centre. Just use the steps outlined above to create your Telegram Groups QR code, and then, before you download your finished QR code, customize your QR Code through the Style section button to change its appearance.

To the right is an example that shows what could be done to the 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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Students Attendance Tracking QR Codes

Posted: July 19th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, QR Codes For Education, QR Codes Use Cases | 2 Comments »

QR codes can now replace the old style of using pen and paper, or a roll call in class to check student attendance. Create an attendance tracking QR code using QR Stuff for tracking attendance in class in a modern and organized way with Google Sheets and Google Drive.

It is very easy to create and to make use of this QR code especially with the built-in features on QRStuff.com. Using the QR code generator ensures integrity as the website also provides information about the device used for scanning.

This data type is a standard part of the QR Stuff paid subscriber feature set and is available to all full subscribers. Become a paid subscriber now.

Create Your Students Attendance Tracking QR Code

  1. First up, go to https://www.qrstuff.com/?type=attendance and have the “Attendance tracking” data type pre-selected from the first section.
  2. In the Content section, click on the “Google Sheet Name” field. You will then be asked to log into your Google account which will give us the authority to create the tracking spreadsheet in your Google Drive, and the update it on your behalf as each scan event is recorded. (Please note that this access authority is limited exclusively to the tracking spreadsheet only and doesn’t give us any other user or access privileges for your Google account). 
  3. Next, complete the 3 fields for “Location”, “Action” and “Event Description” – these 3 fields will be recorded in your spreadsheet. For example, if you’re having a class lecture in Room 101 and you’d like to record student attendance, you would enter Room 101 as the Location, Attendance as the Action, and Lecture Class as the Event Description.
  4. Download your completed QR Code by clicking the “Download QR Code” button.  

Scan And See It in Live On Google Sheets

Now that you have the Attendance Tracking QR code ready, students can scan the code, which may be displayed in front of the room, posted on the bulletin board or sent to them via email. Once the QR code is scanned and their name is filled out, they will appear present on the Google Sheet that you provided when you generated the QR code earlier.

However, before students are entered into the attendance roll, they have to key in particular information requested by the system. When the QR code is scanned by the student, the location, action and event description details that you specified above are displayed, and the person scanning the QR code is asked to enter some details to identify them. Clicking on “Go” confirms their attendance check-in and records their details in your Google Sheet.

For instructors and administrators who want to access the master list of students who are in the class, perhaps for random calling of names during recitation, they can log into Google Docs at https://docs.google.com using the Google Account that you specified in Step 2 above. The spreadsheet you authorised us to create and update on your behalf will be displayed in the list of available sheets. Further information on this access can be found here.

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 the QR code image and embed a logo or image in its centre. Use the steps outlined above to create your Attendance Tracking 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 Attendance Tracking 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, more intuitive as well. Read our blog post on QR Code Styling for more details about how to use this feature.

Subscribers Get More QR Stuff!

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.

Full subscriptions start from just $11.95 for a 1-month subscription (lower monthly rates for longer periods). Subscribe now.


Scanning QR Codes on an iOS Device

Posted: July 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, QRStuff Features | No Comments »

Multinational tech company Apple is a big fan of QR codes. Recent reports revealed that the tech giant has now adopted the way other QR code readers work. iOS 11 and iOS 12 systems are now capable of reading QR codes through the device camera. There is no need to download external applications.

As you may have already learned from previous blog posts, a QR code stands for “Quick Response” and refers to a mobile phone readable barcode that contains phone numbers, SMS messages, email addresses, information for business cards or just plain text. Apple is taking advantage of the popularity of these intuitive codes to present a feature without the need for a third-party app for scanning.

How To Scan QR Codes Using Your Apple Device

Scanning the QR code you have using your Apple device — yes, including the iPad — has opened up a new realm of possibilities for those that rely on these innovations. The steps for scanning the code are simple and easy:

  1. Open the Camera app.
  2. Point the camera lens to capture the QR code at just the right distance — not too close and not too far.
  3. The Apple scanning feature will automatically read the code. The user will receive a prompt to follow the URL. Depending on the data type chosen, you will be directed to the embedded information.

Devices running iOS 12 have also introduced a cool new addition to scanning QR codes.

Note: If the scanning does not work,  check to make sure that the scanning feature is on. Simply head over to Settings, then Camera. Next, enable Scan QR Codes (if it’s not on by default).

The QR Stuff QR Code Scanner

QR Stuff also has a QR code scanner that lets you create and scan the codes in just one platform. The new QR Stuff QR code scanner can also be used on iOS devices.

This is a recommended alternative to Apple’s feature as QR Stuff offers this as a secure scanning medium. It first displays the QR code content before taking an action on the user device, while most other scanners immediately take an action.

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com. Select “Scan” from the menu just above the QR code generator.
  2. You will be directed to the QR code scanner page. Note that the user needs to allow permission to access the device camera to allow the scanner to capture the QR code ready to be scanned. You only need to grant permission once, the first time the scanning feature is used.
  3. Simply point the camera to the QR code to be scanned, and you will automatically be directed to the information it holds. For instance, your Website URL QR code will take you to the webpage embedded in the code.

Scanning QR Codes on an iOS Device through QR Stuff QR Code Scanner

Use the QR Stuff QR Code Scanner on your iOS device the same way you access your apps. First, launch Safari and go to the scanner page. Tap the Share button found on the toolbar represented by a rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. Tap the Add To Home Screen icon in the Share menu, and you are prompted to enter a name for the shortcut. The icon appears on your home screen. Tap the shortcut icon to go to the QR Stuff QR Code Scanner.

Subscribers Get More QR Stuff!

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 processingpassword-protected QR codesQR code stylingQR code pausing and scheduling and more, for one low subscription fee.

Full subscriptions start from just $11.95 for a 1-month subscription (lower monthly rates for longer periods). Subscribe now.


QR Stuff QR Code Scanner

Posted: May 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, QRStuff Features | 1 Comment »

QR Code Scanner

QR Stuff introduces the QR code scanner as its newest feature in the website. Now, you can generate, design, and scan QR codes without having to download any external applications or software. The new QR Stuff QR code scanner is available in both desktop and mobile.

Why Use A QR Code Scanner

Your QR codes — the mobile phone readable barcodes that generally consist of black and white squares, rounded squares, or circles, and sometimes with colors — need a QR code scanner to work. A QR code contains information such as a phone number, an SMS or email message, contact details, or sharing videos. Simply put, users can be directed to the particular information embedded through pointing a mobile phone or tablet at it.

The scanning device will respond by opening up the correct application on the phone to handle the encoded data or information. Once you have generated the QR code using an online tool such as QRStuff.com, you will receive the code either in digital or printed copies but there is a need for a scanner to realize its function, otherwise it will just be a plain code.

Downloading a mobile phone application or purchasing a software online that scans the QR codes will provide you with the bridge that connects the QR code to the information it holds. However, this remains to be tedious and sometimes may even intervene with the content of the QR code, as some apps do.

Now, QR Stuff introduces the QR code scanner embedded within our website — yes, exactly the same place where you create your QR codes — to make things a lot easier. Using this new feature, you do not need to download a separate app, and there’s no need to sign-up to use the scanner. It is offered for free users, and of course, our paid subscribers can gain access to this feature as well.

How QR Stuff QR Code Scanner Works

QR code scanners work hand in hand with QR codes, and make all the difference by using the most efficient tool around. With QR Stuff’s newest feature, you have a one-stop place to generate these codes, and at the same time, make them work right after you are done creating them.

The scanner works and complies with the scanning standard, which means it can scan all standard QR codes. You scan the QR code and get a clickable link.

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com. Select “Scan” from the menu just above the QR code generator.
  2. You will be directed to the QR code scanner page. Note that the user needs to allow permission to access the device camera to allow the scanner capture the QR code ready to be scanned. The access permission only happens once, by the first time the scanning feature is used.
  3. Simply point the camera to the QR code to be scanned, and you will automatically be directed to the information it holds. For instance, your Website URL QR code will take you to the webpage embedded in the code.
NOTE: Another great advantage of the QR code scanner is letting the users enable them on both their desktop and mobile devices. It works using Chrome and Safari, so it will also be compatible with Android, and iPhone iOS 11 and onward.

Try It On Mobile

Use the QR Stuff QR Code Scanner on mobile just like accessing apps. All you have to do is create a shortcut of the scanner page and save it on your device’s home screen.

For Android users, simply go to the QR Code Scanner page on Chrome and click the three-dotted icon found on the upper right hand corner of the mobile browser. Select “Add To Home Screen,” and you will be able to enter a name for the shortcut. The icon will appear on your home screen.

For iOS users, launch Safari and go to the scanner page. Tap the Share button found on the toolbar represented by a rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. Tap the Add To Home Screen icon in the Share menu, and you’ll be prompted to enter a name for the shortcut. The icon will appear on your home screen.Tap the shortcut icon to go to QR Stuff QR Code Scanner.