How to use Google’s Chrome QR code generator to share a web page

February 10, 2021

A QR code encodes virtually anything from simple business cards to more complex touchless payment systems. It’s also fast becoming one of the most widely accepted mediums for sharing data. It is for this reason, Google has added a built-in QR code generator in the Chrome browser to let users visit a webpage directly without having to type the address inside the URL field, manually. Let’s try our hands on this new feature and see how to use the Chrome QR code generator.

Chrome Browser

How to use Chrome QR code generator for sharing a web page?

The Chrome QR code generator can be used as a shortcut for opening your favorite sites or web pages directly in the browser. Earlier too, Google supported this feature, but it was present in an experimental stage and hidden behind a Chrome flag. Now, it’s available for general use. To use it, follow the steps given below.

  1. Launch Chrome browser.
  2. Open your favorite website or a web page.
  3. Click inside the URL field to make the QR code generator URL visible.
  4. Click the QR code generator with logo.
  5. A website QR code will be generated.
  6. Download the code.
  7. Simply use the iPhone QR code scanner app to scan the code and visit the website/webpage.

Does Google have a QR code generator?

Yes! You just need to click inside the URL field of the browser and type the address of the website or a webpage to make the QR code generator for Chrome visible.

To generate QR code for Google, launch a Chrome browser on a PC or a mobile. The features work on both platforms in a similar manner, although with a slight variation in the interface.

Type a website or a webpage address inside the URL field of the browser.

Create QR Code for this page
Create QR Code for this page

The code generator icon will instantly become visible and prompt you with the following message – Create QR code for this page.

If interested, click the icon to generate QR code online.

Scan QR Code
Scan QR Code

Download the code for later use or scan it using a the built-in iPhone QR code scanner.


When done successfully, you will be directed to the website address or the desired webpage via Safari browser.

How do I scan QR code with my iPhone?

Access the Control Center by swiping your fingers downwards on the iPhone 11 screen or later versions (swipe upwards for earlier versions of iPhones).

Online QR Code Scanner
Online QR Code Scanner

Choose the iOS QR code scanner as shown in the image above.

QR Code Generator Free
QR Code Generator Free

Position the code inside the frame accurately.

What is a QR Code?

In simple words, a QR Code is a digital technology, capable of storing up to 4,296 alphanumeric characters or 7,089 numbers in a square, making it convenient to easily share data.

Hope that makes sense!


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