A QR code usually has a static URL encoded to which the user is redirected after he has scanned the QR code. In case the target URL is no longer up-to-date or does not exist anymore, you may use a dynamic QR Code instead.
Change URL without printing the QR Code again
The biggest advantage of a dynamic QR Code is that you can change the target URL without the need to print the QR Code again. The printed QR Code can stay the same only the redirection will change. For instance, if you are using a QR Code to redirect the user to a temporary available voucher, you can change the target URL after the promotion has ended. In this post you will learn how to create a dynamic QR Code and how to change the target URL in a later step.
1. Create a dynamic QR Code
To create a dynamic QR Code just click on Create QR Code from the QR Code or Dashboard section. Then select URL and choose the dynamic option. Enter the target URL. As an option you can set a custom shortened URL. This will be the name that is encoded in the QR Code. Finally click the button Create QR Code.
Once you have created a dynamic QR Code you will see the code in your account. On the left side the custom shortened URL is shown that redirects to the target URL which is displayed on the right. Optionally you can click on the QR Code and set a custom Designer QR Code.
2. Edit the target URL
If you have printed the QR Code from above and you decide in a later step to change the target URL simply hover the target URL on the right. You will see that a pencil will occur.
Click on the target URL to edit the URL. After you set the new URL simply hit enter or click on the save icon.
If you scan the same QR Code after changing the target URL he will now redirect to the blog instead to the homepage. Optionally you can also change the title of the QR Code the same way you changed the target URL by clicking on the title.
With a dynamic QR code, you can change the target URL subsequently. Even if the QR code has already been printed on posters, flyers or in magazines, you can redirect the user after the scan to any landing page, anytime, without having to print the QR code again.
If you create a dynamic QR Code on our platform he will never expire!