How to enable the Google Chrome QR code generator

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  • The Quick Response code (QR) is a type of 2-dimensional barcode that contains data that can be deciphered using a special app.
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Enable the Google Chrome QR code generator

QR (Quick Response) codes are a type of barcode data that users can scan with mobile devices to open website pages or connect with emails, phone numbers, and more besides.

The QR codes are widely utilized in Japan, and they’re becoming increasingly prevalent in the West.

Google is now experimenting with a QR code generator for Chrome. Users have discovered a new QR code flag setting in Google’s browser.

Quick tip: Change your browser to Opera

Why waste your time with experimental features when you can load a QR extension in Opera in no time?

This browser is not only a lot faster and consumes fewer resources, but it comes with a 1000+ add-ons library that helps you customize it in every possible way.

Here’s how you can install a perfectly good QR generator or reader in just a few steps:

  1. Open the Opera Browser.
  2. Click on the Menu button, then select the Extensions option from the drop-down menu and click on Extensions.
  3. Click on the Get more extensions option from the left pane.
  4. Type QR in the search box and select the top option, All results.
  5. Choose an extension to your liking.
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How can I enable Chrome’s QR code generator?

1. Enable the sharing page via QR code setting

  1. Download and install Chrome.
  2. Open the browser.
  3. Enter the following link in the URL bar and press Enter: chrome://flags/#sharing-qr-code-generator
  4. Then select Enabled on the drop-down menu for the Enable sharing page via QR Code setting.Enable sharing page setting enable google chrome qr code generator
  5. Click the Relaunch button to restart the browser.
  6. Right-click a webpage and select the Generate QR code for this page option to open the Scan QR code box shown directly below.

Scan QR code box enable google chrome qr code generator


2. Add the QR Code Extension to Google Chrome

  1. Click Add to Chrome on the QR Code Extension page.
  2. Open a webpage to get a QR code for.
  3. Click the QR Code Extension button shown directly below.The QR Code Extension enable google chrome qr code generator
  4. You can scan the code displayed with a mobile device.
  5. Alternatively, click the Edit the QR Code button to open the page below.QR Code Generator page enable google chrome qr code generator
  6. Click the Save option, and select a file format for the image.
  7. Enter a title for the image file.
  8. Press the Save button. Thereafter, open the QR image to print it.
  9. Click the Scan a QR code button on the extension to utilize a laptop or desktop webcam as a QR scanner. Then you can scan printed QR codes with a webcam.

The QR Code Extension is just one of the numerous QR add-ons for that browser. Alternatively, you can enter website URLs into QR generator web apps, such as QR Code Generator.

With those extensions and apps, you can get QR codes for text, web URLs, MP3s, emails, image galleries, PDFs, and more besides.

For any other questions or suggestions, reach for the comments section below.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.