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Generate a QR Code for a Page in the Chrome browser

Do you need to generate QR codes for web pages? Learn how to do it in Google Chrome without using any third-party application.

Google Chrome offers a feature to generate the QR code for webpage addresses or sites on computers and phone devices. These QR codes can be pasted on any print media and downloaded to send to our friends and family.

We can use the built-in scanner to read the QR and open a page or site address in the Chrome browser.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to generate the QR code in the Chrome browser.

Generate the QR Code in Chrome on the Computer

We do not have to install any extension to generate the sharing QR code while using the browser. But ensure that Chrome is updated to the latest version. Follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on your PC
  2. Open the desired site that you want to generate a QR code.
  3. Right-click for context menu.
  4. Select the Create QR Code for this page option.
    Create QR code for this page option in Google Chrome for ComputerIt will generate a QR code for the page.
  5. Hit on the Download button.
    Scan QR Code Generated on Chrome Computer

The QR Code will be saved to the Downloads folder as an Image file having the PNG extension. The name of that file will be qrcode_websiteurl.png.

Generate the QR Code for a Page in Chrome on Android

Similar to PC, you could create a QR code for any site directly from your Android device. You can share this generated QR code using any social or communication app. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open the Chrome app on your device.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3-dots icon for menu list.
  3. Select Share from the drop-down menu.
  4. Choose the QR Code option from the sharing pane.
    Create a QR code and download on Chrome Android browserIt will generate and bring up the QR code associated with that URL.
  5. Hit the Download button.

The QR code file will be saved as a PNG image in the Downloads folder. It will be named chrome_qrcode_number.png.

Generate QR code using Chrome on iPhone

Here are the steps to generate and share QR code:

  1. Launch the Chrome app on iOS.
  2. Open a website to generate a QR code.
  3. Tap on the Share apple share icon for sharing options.
  4. Select the Create a QR code option menu from the list.
    Create a QR code option in Chrome iPadIt will generate a QR code for the website page.
  5. Hit on the Share… button to share the QR code.
    Share Website QR Code in Chrome iOS browser

The generated QR code can be shared externally using any app and communication medium installed on your iPhone.

Scan a QR Code using Chrome app to Open the Page

There are many third-party apps and sites you could try out to scan these codes. Regarding their usage instructions, you need to open that app/site, give it the required camera permissions, and point your device’s camera to that QR Code. We can also use the Google Lens to open the page.

Scanning the QR code using Chrome Android

The scanning shall take a few seconds, and the code’s embedded URL will be displayed. Just tap on it, and it will take you to that website.

You could directly scan the QR code to open the link using the Chrome browser. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser, and open any random site of your choice.
  2. Tap on More vertical 3-dots icon for the menu list.
  3. Select the Share menu, followed by the QR Code option.
  4. Switch the tab from Share to Scan from the top menu bar.
  5. Allow the Camera permissions and scan the QR code.
    Scan QR code directly from Chrome Android browser
  6. Tap on the link displayed in the QR code scanner to open the page.

While this method requires a few additional steps, it’s much more secure than using any third-party apps.

Bottom Line

We can generate the QR code for any page and send to the person or publish it online. The Chrome browser can quickly generate the QR and allow to share directly from the browser app.

The built-in scanner functionality also helps in directly accessing the page behind the QR code. You can scan below QR code of BrowserHow to test your self.

Sample QR code of BrowserHow

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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