Directly Generate QR Codes Through Microsoft Edge And Google Chrome

QR codes can be useful as shortcuts to access various websites without remembering them.

The recent updates to Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers make it easy to directly generate such QR codes for specific web pages and images.

Generating QR codes in Microsoft Edge:

Microsoft Edge version 88 and above supports this feature. To check the browser version, type the following in the Edge address bar:

edge://settings/help

accessing Edge settings

If the version is older than 88, you’d first need to update it.

checking the version of Microsoft Edge browser

To generate the QR code for a web page in Edge, right-click anywhere on the page and select Create QR code for this page.

creating QR code for a webpage when using Edge browser

This will display a pop-up with the generated QR code. It can also be saved as an image by clicking on the Download button.

QR code generated for a webpage in Edge. It can be saved as an image too.

The saved image can then be scanned to access the website.

QR code generated in Edge browser can be saved as an image

Similarly, to generate a QR code for an image, right-click on it and select Create QR code for this image.

creating QR code for an image when using Edge browser

Generating QR codes in Google Chrome:

The steps to do this are very similar to those when using Microsoft Edge as both are based on the Chromium framework.

Just like with Microsoft Edge, first check the Chrome version by typing in:

chrome://settings/help

accessing Google Chrome settings

Here too, the version should be 88 and above. If not so, then update it.

checking the version of Google Chrome

Open the web page for which the QR code is to be generated. Then, right-click anywhere on the page and select Create QR code for this page.

creating QR code for a webpage when using Google Chrome browser

The pop-up for the QR code will be displayed. The generated QR code with a dinosaur in the middle 🙂 can be saved as an image.

QR code generated for a webpage in Google Chrome. It can be saved as an image too.

As with Edge, you can also right-click specific images and select Create QR code for this image to generate their QR codes.

creating QR code for specific images when using Chrome browser

For Firefox, there is no built-in feature for QR codes but an add-on like Tab2QR can be used.

All done.

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