The most widely used browser for both computers and mobile phones is Google Chrome.
And the credit goes to the multiple features that are offered by Google Chrome such as link sharing options directly from the browser and the option to generate QR code for any URL.
The browser allows the users to share links on different platforms like Gmail, SMS, etc.
Well, the question arises, Do you know you can share links in a custom generated QR codes?
If not, then here in this guide you will know how to generate a URL code in Google Chrome on a smartphone or PC.
Sharing both the URLs as well as generated QR Codes directly from Google Chrome is quite an easy process.
Thinking about what is the need to share URLs in QR Code is a common thought.
The answer is that there are certain situations when you don’t want anyone to see the URL directly.
And in that case, you can generate URL QR Codes in Google Chrome which you can share.
QR Code is a Matrix barcode that contains information that is hidden by default and information is revealed when the QR code is scanned.
It depends on your device if it can scan QR code by default or you can always use a third-party app.
How To Create A URL QR Code In Google Chrome
The QR code for sharing a link is available on both desktop browser and mobile browser.
So, in this guide we will share two different methods for Android and Windows.
It was easy for the older versions of the google chrome to share links as QR code after some tweaking.
But latest Google Chrome offers the feature without changing any additional settings.
However, before we move forward with the process make sure to update your Google Chrome browser to the latest version on your device either it is an Android phone or a Desktop.
Steps To Generate QR Code For URL in Google Chrome On Android
Google has added the feature to share URLs via QR Code in the Google Chrome browser in a recent update.
Now you don’t have to enable any flags in the browser to access this feature.
All you need to do is to follow the given steps to share any URL as QR Code in Google Chrome.
Follow the below- given steps:
- Update your Google Chrome to the latest version and open the browser.
- Now open the URL on your browser that you want to share.
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- Once you have opened the link, tap on the three dots on the right.
- Now select the Share option from the menu.
- All the sharing platforms along with sharing modes will be displayed on the screen.
You will find the QR Code in the list.
- It will then open a new page with a new QR Code.
Tap on the download button to save it on your phone and share it with others.
You are done and now you can scan the generated QR Code and it will open the URL on their devices.
Also, you will find the Scan option just next to the Share option.
You can use this Scan option to scan any QR Code.
This scan option can be used in case your camera can’t scan QR Codes and you don’t want to install any third-party apps.
Steps To Generate A URL QR Code In Google Chrome On Desktop
If you are also a google chrome user on your PC and want to share URLs as QR codes to other users, then you will know the process in this section.
The feature is also available on Google Chrome for Desktop and it is simple as one click.
Follow the steps below to generate a QR Code for any URL on Google Chrome.
- In the first step, make sure you have updated your Google Chrome browser to the latest version.
- Go to the URL on Google Chrome that you want to share.
- Now click on the URL/Address bar, it will select the complete URL when you click on it.
- Once you click on the URL it will show a new icon just next to the URL, click on it.
- A QR Code containing the same link will be generated, so click on download to save it on your PC to share it with others.
Following this simple process, you can generate a URL QR Code in Google Chrome on a desktop.
It is good to see small features like sharing via QR Code that makes most of the tasks easier.
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