Chrome Page Share QR Scanner is now working in Canary

Back in December, we reported that Google started working on a feature to share Chrome pages from desktop to mobile by generating a QR code, the company added a flag to Chrome Canary which, when enabled, gives you an option on the right -click the menu to share the page URL via QR code, the feature is now working in Canary as we have seen.

To share a page via QR code from desktop Chrome for mobile

1. Make sure you are using Chrome Canary 84.0.4116.5 or later

2. Visit chrome://flags/#sharing-qr-code-generator

3. Select Enabled and restart the browser.

4. Visit any website or webpage, right click on the page and select “Generate QR code for this page”

5. Point your Smartphone camera and scan the generated QR Code, where a message will be shown to “see QR details”, tap it on your cell phone to see the website link to share or open in your browser.

Preview and visit page after touching QR code details

The QR code generated in Chrome’s address bar UI gives you the option to download the QR code from that page in image format. The feature is not working consistently, expect Chrome’s QR Code sharing feature to work better in the coming days.

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