[QR Code] How To Use QR Codes


Hi, Kevin McKillop here from
Today I want to talk to you about QR codes. In this video, I’m going
to show you exactly what a QR code is and how you can use them and how they
actually work from an end user’s standpoint. What QR code stands for
is Quick Response, so QR code. What it is it’s very similar to a bar code.
We’re all familiar with we go to the grocery store and the cashier scans
an item through, and it picks up the bar code on a particular item. Now those
are all done, Universal Product Code is what it stands for. A QR code is a little bit more versatile,
and it allows you to store essentially any kind of information that you
like. Typically, the most popular use is currently right now that you’re
going to start seeing is it’s a way to display a website URL, to take
somebody for further information. Let me show you an example of what a QR code
is here. I’ve printed off two QR codes. You can go to any website. There
are all sorts of QR code generation tools online. Just run them right
from a website. I’ve created two here. The first one here at the top will take you
to my blog, The second QR code here is set up to go to
my Facebook page. I’ve just gone to a website, I’ve created these, and I’ve
printed them off. I would put these things on business cards, table tents
if you’re in restaurants, brochures, even on product material. You’ll
start to see a lot of vineyards, a lot of wine bottles have these
codes on them. What I can do here is I’m going to take an
application that I’ve downloaded from the App Store, and that was free. This
one’s called Bakado or something like that. There’s a whole pile
of them, and they’re all free. I’ve got the app running here, and I’m going
to simply scan the bottom one here. Right away it has picked it up. You
heard the beep. Now it shows the URL to my Facebook page. Now I click the button
Open URL, and I am now at the page. Some scanners behave a little bit differently.
I can show you another scanner here. I’ve got one here just called
QR Scanner. Let’s just say I see a billboard or I see a brochure, and rather
than sitting fumbling with typing a web address in, I’m simply going
to scan it. I’m going to go to Freedom Target. So I’m going to scan this
one here. Get the light out of the background, and automatically I am now
going to the Freedom Target website. Now it’s very important, though, that these
QR codes, if they’re going to take somebody to a website, that it takes
them to a mobile optimized website. Just sending somebody to your page,
if you’re using Blackberrys, Androids, iPhones, very small screens and
it becomes a pain to navigate. A small tip there for QR codes when landing
on a page. That’s how simple it is to use these QR codes.
You’ll start seeing them. I’ve seen some. There’s a new condo development
here in my area, and they’ve got a big sign out front. I’m talking
a big, huge, huge, huge billboard, and right at the near bottom of
it is quite a large QR code. If I was walking by and I wanted to find out
more information, rather than pulling my phone out, trying to open up the
browser, and going to the URL, I can simply hold my phone up, scan that code,
and off to the website I go. You can also do a number of things like put
address information, you can send text messages and email messages. There
are a number of different uses of it, but it really depends on the application
that you have about whether it will understand what to do with the text.
Typically, the most popular one you’re going to see is going to be URLs. If you’re going to use these, make sure they’re
big enough so that they can be picked up by the camera. I’ve seen a few
instances where the printed QR code was too small, and when it’s too small,
you sit there fumbling, fumbling. Literally 30 seconds had gone by,
and I really wanted to see what was on the other end of this, but most people
would not give it 30 seconds. So 30 seconds had gone by, and it hadn’t scanned.
If it had been printed a little bit bigger, it would have scanned very
quickly. Next thing is to simply make sure that the
URL, as I mentioned, it goes to a mobile landing page. There’s more information
on my blog about QR codes, mobile marketing, general marketing, and if
you just Google “QR codes,” there are countless, countless sites available,
tools to generate the codes, and you simply print them and do whatever
you like with those codes. These I simply generated those two images,
I downloaded them, I’ve printed them, I throw them in a name tent, and now,
if this were something like a restaurant or if I was at a convention and
I had my own little booth, I would just put this right on the table there,
and anybody walking by could quickly scan, and it will take them to a page
that might have a newsletter opt-in. It could take them, like this example,
take them to the Facebook page. Hope that helps.

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100 thoughts on “[QR Code] How To Use QR Codes”

  1. Omidark5011 says:

    what app do u recommend

  2. acea2001 says:

    Thanks for the info Kevin

  3. Doug Fenrich says:

    I bought my own QR code SITE so I can GIVE away Free QR Code generators…

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  4. Kris Jerome Quiachon says:

    what QR code App u use ? can i ask ?

  5. Travis Heinze says:

    If someone wants to put a picture to customize a QR code, what spots in the box code do they need to not cover up?

  6. xmac says:

    I feel that the QR scanner should be built into safari or any mobile browser ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Boss90009 says:

    I have

  8. Fergal Sheehy says:

    Great video Kevin, Thanks for sharing this info buddy ๐Ÿ˜‰ Would you mind if i add your youtube video to my website for explaining qr codes to my new clients?

  9. RAJ PANKAJ Singh says:

    Good Job! I like your Video

  10. Refaat Abid says:

    Very good thanks for the info

  11. stampy cat says:


  12. Richard Radford says:

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  13. fhopeth says:

    Very nice… you just help a newbie ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. wolfdome says:

    It did help. Thank you!

  15. joel de guzman says:

    is it still possible for the QR reader to read the codes if you change itย to dots… like PepsiPXP QR codes are? my neo reader can't read this dot QR codes of pepsiPXP

  16. joel de guzman says:

    what QR code readerย can read this QR code?!/photo.php?fbid=765052003505040&set=a.280641795279399.79622.100000007435443&type=1&theater

  17. Antonov Pbun says:

    let me share to you..

  18. C0nv3rsE says:

    i watched this only cuz i played Watch Dogs he he:P

  19. Magix Illuminate says:

    Hi dude, you should check out which features an Open Source sw system that allows for creation of QR codes with custom textures and such. There's an example of a QR code somewhere in the stream at the link I sent you ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Bahman Nassiri says:

    Heard of QR shout ? Click on my rose and watch the featured video.

  21. Teri M says:

    Thanks Kevin, very informative……helped me for sure.

  22. Gisele T. Siegmund says:

    Easy to understand. Thanks!

  23. fightermafia says:

    do you have contact lenses?

  24. fantastic bowy says:

    I wana look youtube QR code

  25. Crism 133 says:


  26. Crism 133 says:

    also what do you do if the qr code you are trying to scan is 1cm big

  27. Ka Ling says:

    This is not how QR code works, it is just how to use QR code and benefit of using QR code.

  28. rajan adorable says:

    Awesomely explained, I liked the way you explain.

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  30. gordon says:

    This helped a lot.ย  Thank you.

  31. Sarat Chandra says:

    thank you so helps me

  32. vicente riascos says:


  33. SamsungLG says:

    The qr code is the derived form of the bar code, the rfid and the nfc are the more advance version of scan reading.

  34. Vardan Karibyan says:

    Thank you Kevin for knowledge on sharing about QR Code. I knew QRISTOSEH Codes gives out information, prices,… but I did not know what the QR Codes mean. Now you said it what it stands for; once agian thank you. God bless you.

  35. Flo Mojo says:

    Bravo Kevin, thank you! Clear and Simple.

  36. Sandip Kadevar says:

    Change your smart android phone into a powerful Qr code Reader and Barcode Scanner.

  37. Summer Mikke says:


  38. Summer Mikke says:


  39. potatosaucevids says:

    Can QR codes ever expire?

  40. Bucur Ilie says:

    It shows that you-re wasting our time. The title doesn't match the content. We KNOW what a bar code is. We want to know how QR bar code works….like in your title.

  41. ekhaat says:

    Hmm, if not a url, what could it else be? And what would the scanner do with it?

  42. Yugi Sugiharto says:

    Nice! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

  43. Sazzad Hossain Shohan says:

    wow he didn't ask for subscribe, like & share

  44. Bhavesh Gabani says:

  45. Sulaiman Alrabei says:

    please anybody help me to rearrange this qestion
    Q-1Below are the stages of a QR code jigsaw task. Put the stages in the correct order.
    1-Create barcodes with a unique colour for each step.
    2-Choose three or four recipes and save them to Pocket.
    3-Give the learners a QR code with a web address link to the original recipe to check the answers.
    4-Allocate each learner a colour. Explain that they each have steps of a recipe. Their task is to decode the steps and put them in order. Tell the class to find learners with the other colours and work together in groups.
    5-Present a screenshot of the recipe web page that has been marked up with an app such as Awesome Screenshot to review language.
    6-Show the codes or print them out. The learners scan the codes with their mobile devices and work in groups to put them in the right order.

  46. The fresh Boiii says:

    NICE VIDEO dude

  47. Stanley Ganda says:

    Thank you for the video Sir, very helpful

  48. len sasional says:

    Hola soy un estegosaurio

  49. Midnight Rider says:

    If you need a qr code scanner/reader for everyday use, download and install YeeScan from Google Play or App Store.

  50. Midnight Rider says:

    It's 100% sure that you will need a QR code scanner/reader wherever you go. Be it in the grocery, outside a shop or when you are online. You will need a QR code scanner that can read all kinds of QR codes and barcodes even in low light conditions. You will need one that can save, share and regenerate scanned results; and track scan locations.

    YEESCAN is the perfect app for you. Download and install from Google Play or App Store and add another powerful app in your smartphone's arsenal.

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  51. Midnight Rider says:

    Hi guys! We're offering a free mobile app that you can use as a menu viewing platform. You can list your items as menu so you don't have to list everything one by one through facebook. We will provide you with a unique QR code for your shop and when customer scan it, they will be able to see your menu/items. Signing up is easy, click the link below to know more. Make sure to watch the short videos.

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  52. Davidson Vincent says:

    Thanks a lot Brother.

  53. Shin Wolford says:

    guys I need some help, I scan my mobile legends qr code then i dont know what to do

  54. QRStuff says:

    Great video ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Shine Patty says:

    So I scanned my uggs to verify if they're real… whats supposed to happen . It takes me to the official ugg website. What's that mean ? It's real or what?

  56. theLotusMACHINE? says:

    Thanks Kevin, really helpful.

  57. MIRROR OF ISLAM says:



    What's the qr code with a target in the middle

  59. FoodFunShop Pakistan says:

    Created solution based on QR Codes. go see at – it combines the QR generation with PDF A4 display, landing user to Venue's page with links to Venue's Facebook, Twitter and Whatapp.

  60. FoodFunShop Pakistan says:

    its at (uder dev)

  61. Rajendra Singh says:

    Mr kevin ask me only one time scan qr code nd I m see my gf Whatapp but qr code scan only one time not repeat askme app name

  62. Andreas Belivanakis says:

    I am wary of using one of those websites that help me create QR codes, since Iโ€™ve been burned once and do not wish to be burned again.

    It seems that all those โ€œfreeโ€ QR code generating websites, after a few days or scans, start taking the visitor to an ad webpage first and then to the intended URL. Iโ€™d not want to subject my clients to such an abysmal experience.

    On the other hand, lots of other websites utilize the paid subscription model for QR codes , which is the kiss of death. Iโ€™d never agree to pay anyone per month, forever, for QR codes.

    I wish I could find a way to have quality, aesthetically-pleasing QR codes generated for free, that are also ad-free.

  63. Joek27 says:

    Why is this in my feed.

  64. bhuwan ojha says:

    This is my first app which creates your QR Code and Scan QR Code . please check it out

  65. Walter Britt says:

    Just boi

  66. Lo Lo says:


  67. Lo Lo says:


  68. eocvinod vinod says:

    how can i use scan qr code in normal mobile phones ,for example nokia c300

  69. Amy Lynn Hunt says:

    Ahh, so it's helpful if you have your phone but no pen and paper mainly. ? I can't believe I never knew this, but I am probably the last person my age to just now have a smartphone ๐Ÿ™‚ How cool that this is still relevant 7 (IIRC) years later, they must be pretty useful. Thank you so very much, one less question to ask my friends' 10 year old kiddos :0)

  70. Deaa Judge says:

    Can we scan the QR code

  71. David Gomez says:

    The instruction did not help me at all. I can follow the instructions up to where I start scanning the bar on the page, and i can leave it scanning until doomsday and still do not get any bloody qr code, or even a message telling me what I may be doing wrong. If scanning does produce a qr code, where do I go to find it?

  72. Sonalika Seo says:

    Got worlds fastest QR Code scanner with many features

  73. Zombie Rhythm says:

    7 years later it helps me! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  74. Tosin Toye says:

    Check my page for more QR codes

  75. Siva Prasad Rao says:

    Mahanadi movie

  76. Maria Georges says:

    How to scann the QR Code? Die App wurde nicht angegeben, um den QR Code zu scannen.

  77. Supporter of PweDiePie says:

    Thank you man youโ€™re very nice

  78. Jonathan TOTAN Clavel says:

    Thank you ๐Ÿ’•

  79. nonomuaks says:

    Very good video! Found this great free QR code generator

  80. Sepherina Allard says:

    Hey I received a smart watch – your personal health intelligent housekeeper and it also read โ€œ scan the QR CODE. I SCSN IT STILL I CANNOT USE THE WATCH. WHY.

  81. 123becky Mwele says:

    I am trying to attach a photo in one of my contacts… But when i try to… It says"scan QR CODE OR ADD TO SHARE CONTACT"PLIZ HELP..

  82. Timm2 says:

    The Title: How To
    The Video: What is

  83. RJ SunnyY Official says:


  84. RJ SunnyY Official says:


  85. Diego Piuma says:

    Hi, have you tried FrameALIVE? Maybe is the next QR code for every image

  86. Sidewalk 5828 says:

    Holy Sh*t! You have 1.4K Likes and the exact same amount of Subscribers! Thatโ€™s rare! Most people have a less amount of Likes than their Subscribers!

  87. Margaret Kiely says:

    Excellent video. Thank you

  88. Jack Sprat says:

    Thanks Kevin. Now I remote my alarm from my mobile phone

  89. drreamyyfries says:

    Whos in 2019……if you are like here๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  90. Shakaama says:

    Hello, I'm looking for an old friend. Do you know me?

  91. Julian Schecter says:

    Hey Kevin, thanks for this! This video is very helpful, simple, short, and to the point! I look forward to seeing more of your videos! You just earned a new subscriber! ๐Ÿ™‚

  92. KARMA says:

    The MOST WELL explained & informative explanation of what & how QR codes work. Thank you very much๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

  93. KARMA says:

    BTW I just subscribe to your channel, thanks for being on point & extremely understandable to someone who is computer illiterate ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ



  95. LookingGlassProject says:

    What is good non-botnet qr scanner app?

  96. Ark Beats says:

  97. Bruh Bruh says:

    Hi there. I found a QR code in my pair of headphones.

  98. Tryinnosaurus Rex says:

    Haha… Iโ€™m all like… shit! Is that a phone?! Is teensy! Ahhhh k… 2011 yeah

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