What is a circle QR Code?

Unlike the traditional square QR Code, a circle QR Code is– as the name denotes– round in shape. Brands looking to customize the shape of their QR Codes can generate one in a circular shape for their business.

With Uniqode (formerly Beaconstac), you can create both static and dynamic QR Codes in round shapes.

How to make a circle QR Code?

Making a round QR Code is easy on Uniqode’s (formerly Beaconstac) QR Code maker. Before you begin, consider signing up for a 14-day free trial in order to access our dashboard.

Let’s get started:

Go to ‘+Create’ on the top-right side of the panel, and select “QR Codes”


Choose the QR Code campaign based on your requirement. You can create a website QR Code,PDF QR Code, image QR Code, or any other type of QR Code from the options mentioned.

QR Code campaign

Once you select the QR Code type, input the required information. For instance, if you are making a website QR Code, add the URL in the given space and click ‘Next’.


Custom design your QR Code by starting with its shape- select the round QR Code template.

Select round QR Code template

After this, you can add a logo to circle QR Code. You can also choose the QR Code background, frame, and CTA.

You can download the circle QR Code in any of the available formats, namely PNG, JPG, EPS, SVG, and PDF.

Download QR Code

We recommend downloading a high-resolution circle QR Code for ease of use.

Pro tip: You can also save this QR Code in your dashboard and set it as a template for your team to follow. This ensures all the users in your account access a standard QR Code design and maintain brand consistency.
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4 key benefits of using a Circle QR Code (+Bonus benefit of using Uniqode's (formerly Beaconstac), QR Code maker)

1. Branding and customization

Circular QR Codes can be easily customized to match your branding colors, logo, or any other design elements. This allows you to maintain a consistent visual identity while incorporating QR Codes into your marketing materials, packaging, or promotional items.

2. Easy to integrate with designs

Round QR Codes can be seamlessly integrated into certain design layouts or compositions that rely on curves and circles. They can be incorporated into posters, magazines, labels, and other materials where a circular design might work better than the usual square one.

3. Improved customer experience

Depending on the placement and context, a circle QR Code might provide a smoother and more user-friendly experience when users scan the QR Code with mobile devices. It can fit more naturally into certain designs and layouts, making it easier to scan.

Adding an attractive frame and CTA to circle QR Codes further enhances its appeal with a clear purpose and value.

4. Novelty factor and aesthetic appeal

Circular QR Codes are visually appealing and unique. It can pique a prospect’s interest and attract more attention when printed on billboards, websites, or large digital signages.

This can come in handy when you want to conduct eye-catching marketing campaigns using QR Codes. Their less common shape could intrigue prospects to scan the round QR Code and find out what it leads to.

Bonus benefit: Track and edit your circle QR Code with Uniqode's (formerly Beaconstac), QR Code maker

With an online QR Code maker like Uniqode (formerly Beaconstac), you can create a round QR Code and also track its performance once deployed. In addition, our dynamic QR Codes make it easy to edit the QR Code destination even after a circle QR Code is generated.

Uniqode's (formerly Beaconstac), in-house QR Code analytics feature lets you access various metrics like:

  • Total number of scans
  • Device used to scan
  • Location of the scan activity
  • Date and time of a scan

If you want to access a myriad of additional data and understand end-user demographics– Uniqode (formerly Beaconstac), offers a robust QR Code integration with Google Analytics.

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Popular examples where you can use a circle QR Code

1. Product packaging

Packaging QR Code

You can add a customized circle QR Code on your product packaging. Consumers can easily scan and be redirected to a coupon, social media profile, or landing page with additional information.

2. Billboard or digital signage

Billboard QR Code

If your brand design aesthetics revolve around the circle shape- you easily represent it via circle QR Codes on billboards or digital signage.

These QR Codes will be easy to recognize. In addition, they will easily blend with your designs.

3. On restaurant menus

Restaurant Menu QR Code

Restaurant menu QR Codes are often tailored to represent the aesthetics of the venue. A circle QR Code can look more appealing and even add to the overall customer experience.

4. On survey forms

Review QR Code

Collecting feedback or conducting a survey using QR Code forms is efficient, time-saving, and cost-effective. The custom shape of your QR Code, like a circle QR Code, can stand out and grab attention. This, in turn, might increase audience engagement and boost form responses.

Best practices to keep in mind while making a round QR Code

1. Ensure ‘Excellent’ scannability after customization

While creating a circle QR Code, ensure that you don’t over-customize it– rendering the QR Code unscannable. Angle the QR Code correctly, choose a contrasting background, and keep the QR Code clutter-free.

2. Brand the round QR Code with logo

It is always recommended to create a QR Code that is easy to recognize and trusted by users. A brand logo can help prospects ascertain the legitimacy of a QR Code and scan it without the fear of scams or fraud.

3. Place the circle QR Code appropriately

Your QR Code placement determines its success. Check if it has been placed correctly and is not hidden or obscured from plain sight. Ensure that the circle QR Code is displayed in a manner that is easily found by customers.

4. Design the QR Code in correct size

A QR Code is scannable only if its dimensions are perfectly sized. It should be a minimum of 1cm x 1cm in size.

Use the below formula to determine the correct size for your QR Code:

QR Code size = Distance between the QR Code and the mobile device/10

Need help deciding the right size for your circle QR Code? Check out our detailed guide on QR Code size.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can make a circular QR Code with Uniqode’s (formerly Beaconstac) free circle QR Code maker. You can further customize it with a logo, background, frame and CTA.

You can scan a round QR Code from your mobile camera app. Simply open your smartphone camera, angle it toward the QR Code, and that’s it. You can also use QR Code scanner apps for this purpose.

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