For a long time, sharing links had been a hassle. Now you can do that easily, thanks to Chrome. For a while now, Chrome has had a new feature that allows users to share websites and links as a QR code, decoded by compatible devices such as smartphones’ cameras and/or Google Lens.

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Though the feature is yet to make to the final version of Google Chrome, the browser’s testing version, usually known as Chrome Canary, has this feature. However, it is turned off by default. Users will have to enable it manually by heading into the ‘flags’ section, where Google usually hides the browser’s experimental features.


Google Chrome Canary must be installed on your PC

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  • Assuming you already have Chrome Canary installed on your device, open it
  • Then type in ‘chrome://flags/#sharing-QR-code-generator’ in the address bar of the browser.
  • This will automatically redirect you to the flags page directly.
  • Now, to save some time, press ctrl + f on your PC and type QR Code and press enter.
  • Choose the option Enable from the box in front of the option ‘Enable sharing page via QR code.’

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Enable sharing page via QR Code

  • Then click on the Relaunch Now button from the bottom of the screen.
  • To use this feature, open any webpage and click on three-dots and then click on the option ‘Generate QR code for this page.’

Closing Thoughts

This feature will make life easier for everyone who had to use other methods for sharing links between their devices. With its method, you will be able to do that without much hassle.

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How to Share Links using QR Code
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