Google Chrome Finally Brings QR Code Sharing on Android and Desktop

Google Chrome Finally Brings QR Code Sharing on Android and Desktop
Google Chrome has been engaged on sharing internet pages through QR codes for fairly a while. However, the function is lastly coming to the steady channel of the browser with Chrome 84. First noticed by Android Police, the function is offered on each Chrome desktop, and Chrome for Android.

In order to begin utilizing the function, you’ll have to manually allow a few Chrome Flags first. These differ on each Android and the desktop, so I’m together with the flags you’ll need to allow under.

On Android, you’ll have to allow the next two flags to allow the function:

  • chrome://flags/#sharing-hub
  • chrome://flags/#share-qr-code

Once you’ve enabled these, simply re-launch Chrome. Then, you may merely faucet to share a web page, and faucet on ‘QR Code’ because the mode of sharing. Chrome will then present you a QR code that may be scanned to go over to the URL you shared. The QR code may also be downloaded by the best way, so you may shortly ship it over to your teammates through Slack or Email if you need.

On the desktop, you simply need to allow a single flag (no less than on Mac):

  • chrome://flags/#sharing-qr-code-generator

Here, nonetheless, you’ll have to proper click on on the web page you need to share and choose ‘Create QR Code for this page’ to be able to get the QR code displayed. Android Police states that the QR code choice additionally seems within the URL bar, on the proper finish of the bar. That choice solely seems if you click on on the tackle bar in Chrome, no less than that’s the way it’s exhibiting up for me.

Also out of curiosity, I attempted the identical on iOS as properly. While there’s a flag in Chrome for iOS that seems to allow this performance, it doesn’t appear to work but. You do get the choice to share through a QR code within the share sheet, however tapping on it doesn’t do something. Hopefully it will turn out to be accessible quickly as properly.

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