Google Chrome is one of the popular browsers for Computers as well as Smartphones. It is because of multiple features including link sharing option directly from the browser. It allows users to share links on different platforms like Gmail, SMS, etc.
Do you know you can share links in custom generated QR codes? If not, here you will know how to generate a URL code in Google Chrome on Android phones.
It is easy to share both URLs as well as generated QR Codes directly from Google Chrome. So, it is common if you have a thought that why you need to share URLs in QR Code. Well, there can be some situations when you don’t want anyone to directly see the URL. 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 it can be revealed by scanning the QR Code. 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 link sharing is available on both desktop browser and mobile browser. So here we will be sharing two different methods for Android and Windows. On older Google Chrome versions, sharing links as QR code was possible after some tweaking. But latest Google Chrome offers the feature without changing any additional settings.
First, make sure to update your Google Chrome browser to the latest version on your device either it is an Android phone or a Desktop. And then follow the steps given below in this guide.
Steps to Generate QR Code for URL in Google Chrome on Android
In a recent update, Google has added the feature to share URLs via QR Code in the Google Chrome browser. And now you don’t have to enable any flags in the browser to access this feature. You can simply follow the given steps to share any URL as QR Code in Google Chrome.
Step 1: Update your Google Chrome to the latest version and open the browser.
Step 2: Now open the URL on your browser that you want to share. For this guide, we are taking https://www.ytechb.com/how-to-force-4g-lte-only-mode-on-android-phones/ as an example.
Step 3: After opening the link, tap on three dots on the right.
Step 4: Now select the Share option from the menu.
Step 5: It will display all the available sharing platforms along with sharing modes. You will find the QR Code in the list.
Step 6: 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.
That’s it, now users 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. It will help you 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 also use Google Chrome on your PC and want to share URLs as QR codes to other users, then you will know the process in this section. Google Chrome for Desktop also has this feature and it is simple as one click. Follow the steps below to generate a QR Code for any URL on Google Chrome.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome browser and update to the latest version.
Step 2: Go to the URL on Google Chrome that you want to share.
Step 3: Now click on the URL/Address bar, it will select the complete URL when you click on it.
Step 4: And once you click on the URL it will show a new icon just next to the URL, click on it.
Step 5: It will generate a QR Code containing the same link, so click on download to save on your PC to share it with others.
So, this is the simple process to 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.
So, there you have it, the complete guide on how to generate QR Code for any URL on Google Chrome. In case if you have any queries, let us know in the comment section below. Also check out more guides related to Google Chrome.