You can now create and share QR codes for URLs on Google Chrome. QR codes are now one of the more widely accepted mediums for sharing data. This is because the technology is capable of storing up to 4,296 alphanumeric characters or 7,089 numbers in a square, making it the most convenient method to share data easily.
Google Chrome has had a built-in QR code creator for a while that was hidden in Chrome Flags while in development for the longest while. However, you can now easily generate and share QR codes of URLs quite easily as Chrome’s new update brings the feature to the masses.
If you’re on the latest version of Google Chrome, you will now see a new ‘Create QR code for this page’ option when you right-click on pages. This will not work when you right-click on URLs inside a page.
You can also get the QR code by clicking on the QR button that appears on the top right side of the address bar when highlighted.
If you can’t find the option to make QR codes, the feature is still available behind a Chrome flag. To enable it, Open Google Flags and search for ‘Enable sharing page via QR Code.’ Choose ‘Enabled’ in the dropdown menu and restart the browser.
You can alternatively paste the following URL in the address bar to locate the flag:
On Mobile, Open the Chrome browser, visit the page you’d like to create a QR code of, and tap on Share. From the custom share sheet that appears now, tap on ‘QR Code.’