How to Create QR Codes for URLs Using Google Chrome

One of the most extensively used methods for exchanging data is QR codes. The technology makes it simple to share data because it can store up to 4,296 alphanumeric characters or 7,089 integers in a square. While there are other platforms for creating QR codes, Google Chrome comes with a built-in QR code creator that makes it simple for users to create and distribute QR codes for URLs. Here is everything you need to know to enable and use this function if you’ve never heard of it.

Create QR Codes for URLs Using Google Chrome

On Chrome desktop and mobile, QR codes can be made. Read on to the end to learn how to use the functionality on both platforms, as there are small differences in the QR code generating process that we have addressed in different parts.

Make QR Codes on Google Chrome Desktop

1. Despite the fact that Google Chrome has been working on sharing QR codes for a while, the capability is still in beta and is hidden behind a Chrome flag. Open Google Chrome and look for Enable sharing page via QR Code to activate it. Restarting the browser after selecting Enabled from the dropdown option. To find the flag, you can also paste the following URL in the address bar:


2. Once activated, a new option to “Create QR code for this page” will appear.

when a page is right-clicked. However, keep in mind that if you right-click on URLs within a page, this won’t function. Clicking the QR button that appears when you highlight the address bar is another way to get to this option.

3. As soon as you click on it, the produced QR code will appear. By clicking the Download option in this interface, you may choose to modify the QR code’s URL and download it to your computer.

Make QR Codes on Google Chrome Mobile

4. As you can see below, I just used Google Chrome to make a QR code for a URL. Now you may scan the QR code with any supported camera app or QR code scanner app.

1. Unlike Chrome web, Chrome mobile does not require Android Chrome flags to utilise the QR code capability. Launch the browser, navigate to the page you want to turn into a QR code, and tap Share. Tap QR Code from the customised sharing sheet that now appears.

The ability to directly create a QR code for the target link by long-pressing any URL on a web page is another difference between Chrome mobile and other mobile browsers. Long-press a link, select Share link, then select QR Code to accomplish this.

Use Google Chrome to Create & Share QR Codes

3. At this point, you can get the QR code for the website you accessed earlier. To make it simple for you to scan QR codes, Chrome provides a built-in QR code scanner. On the same page, click the Scan tab to access it.