No. The video or messaging linked by the QR code does not have to be linked to Youtube specifically but it does have to be linked to a url if using the QR generator within Picaboo Yearbooks. There are individual QR applications that will allow you to create a QR code to link to other items like plain text messaging, phone numbers, email address, etc,… There are many QR code websites that will allow you to link to messaging for free. One example QR generator site not associated with Picaboo Yearbooks is http://www.qrstuff.com/
We may have the option to link other items as in the above website but for now Picaboo Yearbooks has been created to offer a simple option to add a url link to videos from the school site, Youtube or any other private site where the school may choose to upload their videos.