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How do I deactivate or pause a QR Code?

How do I deactivate or pause a QR Code?

By deleting or redirecting the QR Code

When you want to deactivate or pause a QR Code you can delete the QR Code or change the target URL. In the first case the QR Code will display an error when scanned so we recommend to redirect the user to another landing page instead. For best practice you can do the following:

How to deactivate or pause a QR Code campaign

1. Change the target URL

You can change the destination URL of a QR Code any time by simply hovering 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.

URL destination edit
Destination URL update option

2. Create a custom landing page

You can create a custom landing page on our platform to inform the user why the QR Code is no longer valid or why the campaign has ended. You can then redirect the user to that page like described in the previous step.

3. Use the scheduling function

If you know in advance when a QR Code has to redirect to a different URL you can plan ahead of time and use the schedule function of a QR Code. Click on Options and then on Scheduler. You can set a time and a target URL that the user will be redirected.

4. Optionally archive the QR Code

If you want to hide QR Codes from the dashboard you can create a new folder and drag and drop the QR Codes you want to deactivate into that folder. The folder can then be archived. An archived folder will not be shown unless you enable the option Show archived folders.

Last update 2 months ago

QR Codes with scheduled redirects

Create scheduled QR code that redirect the user to the appropriate landing page or PDF document depending on the date, time or number of scans.

QR Codes with scheduled redirects