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React QR Reader npm version License: MIT Known Vulnerabilities

🚀 React QR Reader component. Check out the demo.

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Use Case

You need a component for Scanning QR codes from a web browser based app.


This component has been tested in the following browsers:

  • Chrome Mac OS & Android
  • Firefox Mac OS & Android
  • Safari Mac OS & IOS

Since this library does internal use of hooks you need React >= 16.8.0.


You can install this library via NPM or YARN.


npm i react-qr-reader


yarn add react-qr-reader

Example Usage

After reading and performing the previous steps, you should be able to import the library and use it like in this example:

import React, { useState } from 'react';
import { QrReader } from 'react-qr-reader';

const Test = (props) => {
  const [data, setData] = useState('No result');

  return (
        onResult={(result, error) => {
          if (!!result) {

          if (!!error) {
        style={{ width: '100%' }}

Component API

The QrReader component has the following props:

Properties Types Default Value Description
constraints MediaTrackConstraints { facingMode: 'user' } Specify which camera should be used (if available).
onResult function none Scan event handler
videoId string video The ID for the video element
scanDelay number 500 The scan period for the QR hook
ViewFinder component none ViewFinder component to rendering over the video element
className string none ClassName for the container element.
containerStyle object none Style object for the container element.
videoContainerStyle object none Style object for the video container element.
videoStyle object none Style object for the video element.


Browser Support

If you need to support older browsers, checkout this guide in how to make it compatible with legacy ones


Please, open an issue following one of the issues templates. We will do our best to fix them.


If you want to contribute to this project see contributing for more information.


Distributed under the MIT license. See LICENSE for more information.