URL QR: There are numerous methods for sharing links from Google Chrome on Android. You can copy a URL or share it with another app directly. However, having more options is always a good thing, and one such option is QR codes.
A QR code is a type of barcode that contains information that can be accessed by scanning it with a QR code reader. They can be used to store a variety of data, including URLs.
The generated QR code in the Chrome browser, for example, links to the URL you’re sharing. You could show a friend the QR code and have them scan it or download it for other purposes. Let’s get this party started.
To use the QR code sharing feature in Google Chrome on Android, we must enable a few feature flags. Enabling these flags will have no effect on your browsing experience, but keep in mind that the feature is still in beta at the time of writing. Enabling flags may cause problems in the future.
On your Android phone or tablet, launch the “Chrome” app and enter chrome:/flags in the address bar.
- Open the “Chrome” app on your Android phone or tablet and type chrome://flags in the address bar.
- Next, in the search bar on the “Chrome Flags” page, enter “Sharing Hub.” Switch the “Chrome Sharing Hub” flag from “Default” to “Enabled.”
- Before you relaunch Chrome, type “QR Code” in the search box. Switch the “Now tap “Relaunch” to put the changes into effect.Chrome Share QRCodes” flag to “Enabled.”
- Now tap “Relaunch” to put the changes into effect.
- With Google Chrome back open, go to the webpage you’d like to share with a QR code. Once there, tap the address bar and select the share icon.
- The “Share Sheet” will pop up from the bottom of the screen. At the top of the sheet will be a “QR Code” option. Tap it.
- The QR code will be generated and displayed on your screen. You can now let people scan this or tap “Download” to save the QR code to your device and use it elsewhere.
- You’ll also notice there is a “Scan” tab at the top of this screen. This method also works as an easy way to open up a QR code scanner (other than opening your phone or tablet’s camera app).
- That’s all there is to it. A QR code and scanner are now just a few taps away in your Android web browser whenever you need them.