As the world is moving towards the modern era, everything is changing. For example, people used to share complete URLs with their audience to reach their websites or applications. However, now new technology is more in demand, which is called QR codes. Nowadays everyone shares a QR code through which you are directed towards a specific URL. It becomes a really strong marketing tool among others.
You can easily create a QR code for URLs in Google Chrome. There are two methods for creating QR codes in Google Chrome. You can create a QR code through your desktop as well as from your Android mobile. In this article, you will learn both methods.
Let us see first how you can create a QR code on your desktop.
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How to Generate a QR code for URL in Google Chrome on Desktop
You can easily create a QR code by using chrome. You just need to get access to Chrome’s Flags page.
Just follow the below-mentioned steps to learn the complete process.
First, you need to open your Google Chrome browser on your desktop. Then type chrome://flags in the URL tab and press enter.
There you will find a search bar. Type QR code in the search bar and press enter. You will see the ‘Enable sharing page via QR code’ option appearing on your screen.
On the right side of that option, you will see it is set to default. Click on that drop-down menu, and select the ‘Enable’ option.
After enabling the option, you will see the ‘Relaunch’ option at the bottom of your screen. Click on that, your browser will restart.
Then visit the website for which you need to create a QR code. After visiting that website, click on the URL tab. You will see the QR code icon on the right side of the URL.
As soon as you click on that icon, Chrome will generate your QR code for that website. After that, you can download that QR code by clicking on the ‘download’ option. Now, you can share your QR code with anyone.
If you do not want to create a QR code by using Chrome’s Experimental feature, then you can choose the alternative option which is through Chrome’s Extensions. There is a Google Chrome Extension that can help you to create the QR code for your website.
Let us see how you can generate a QR code by using Google Chrome Extension.
Generate a QR Code by using Google Chrome Extension
You need to follow the below-mentioned steps. Just read every step carefully.
Open your browser and search ‘QR Code Extension‘. Open the first link, which leads you to Google Chrome Web Store.
Click on the ‘Add to Chrome’ button. After that, this extension will be added to your browser. You do not need to restart your browser.
Now, visit the website for which you want to create the QR code. You will see the jigsaw-shaped icon beside your URL tab. There you can find all your extensions.
Click on ‘QR Code Extension’, it will generate your website QR code immediately. If you want to save the QR code, then select the ‘Edit this QR Code’ option. It will redirect you to the new window.
From there you need to select the ‘save’ option and it will be saved to your computer.
How to Generate a QR code for URL in Google Chrome on Android
You can also create a QR code from your Android phone. The steps for generating QR code from Android and Desktop are a little bit similar. So, let’s move on to the steps.
First, you need to open the Chrome browser on your mobile. Type ‘chrome://flags’ in the URL tab and tap enter.
After that in the search bar, you need to search ‘QR code’. You will see the ‘Chrome Share QR codes’ option. As you will find out that this is also set to default. You need to enable it by selecting the ‘Enable’ option.
After you enable the feature, you need to select the ‘Relaunch’ button appearing at the bottom of your screen.
Now, visit a website for which you want to share URLs through a QR code. Tap on the address bar for a few seconds. You will see that a few options appear. From there, select the ‘Share’ option. Then, at the bottom, select the ‘QR code’ option.
After that, your QR code will be ready to share with your audience. You can download that QR code by tapping on the ‘Download’ option.
Now, you have learned all the steps for generating a QR code for your URL. You can create a QR code for any website. After creating it, you can share it with your audience. They do not need to type a URL, as they can easily scan your given QR code and will be redirected to the desired website.