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What is a static QR Code?

A static QR Code has the target URL directly encoded and will never expire. So, when you scan a static QR Code, you will be redirected to the target URL with no additional intermediate links in between. This ensures that the QR Code will live forever and continues to work as long the target URL is online. However, there are two crucial disadvantages when using static QR codes:

  • You cannot track who scanned the QR Code
  • You cannot change the target URL once you have printed the QR Code!

So, if the target URL is broken or not reachable the QR Code will not work anymore.

We strongly recommend you use dynamic QR Codes. You can change the target URL any time after printing in case the target URL is broken.
Last update 4 months ago

I created a static QR Code. Can I turn it into a dynamic QR Code?

No. You cannot change a static QR Code into a dynamic QR Code because the URL of a static QR Code is encoded in the QR Code and therefore cannot be changed.

What is the difference between a static and a dynamic QR Code?

When scanning a QR code the user is either being linked to your website directly (static QR Code) or he is redirected through a tracking URL (dynamic QR Code).