How to Create QR Code in Microsoft Edge Chromium | Windows 10

In this post, you will learn how to create QR Code in Microsoft Edge Chromium. Microsoft Edge has added support for the QR Code feature to Share Website or page URLs much easier from a PC to a mobile device when a mobile device is around.

QR Code Generator in Edge browser is a flagship feature since it will make the sharing quick, simple, and reliable. If you can not see QR Code generator in your browser address bar. First, you need to enable the flag described in this post.

What is QR code and how it works?

A QR code (Quick Response code) is a barcode, a machine-readable optical label containing information about the item to which it is attached. In practice, QR codes often contain data for a locator, identifier, or tracker that points to a website or application. A QR code uses four standardized encoding modes (numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, and kanji) to store data efficiently.

A QR code consists of black squares arranged in a square grid on a white background, which can be read by an imaging device such as a camera, and processed using Reed–Solomon error correction until the image can be appropriately interpreted.

Create QR Code in Microsoft Edge from Context Menu

To create a QR code to share a website or page URLs, let’s follow these steps –

  • Open Microsoft Edge.
  • Go to the site (For example, https://howtomanagedevices.com/you want to create a QR code.
  • Right-click on the blank area of the page, and click on Create QR code for this page in the context menu.
How to Create QR Code in Microsoft Edge Chromium | Windows 10
How to Create QR Code in Microsoft Edge Chromium | Windows 10
  • Once QR Code is generated for selected page Urls or websites, you can Scan the QR code with a mobile phone or Click Download and share.
How to Create QR Code in Microsoft Edge Chromium | Windows 10
How to Create QR Code in Microsoft Edge Chromium | Windows 10
  • QR Code for a website is ready to share. To scan the QR code, you can use a QR scanner app on your mobile phone or some camera apps.
Scan QR Code | HowToManageDevices
Scan QR Code | HowToManageDevices

Create QR Code in Microsoft Edge from Address Bar

  • In Microsoft Edge Browser, Go to the site (For example, https://forum.howtomanagedevices.com/) to create a QR code.
  • Click on the Create QR code for this page button in the address bar.
  • Once QR Code is generated for selected page Urls or websites, you can Scan the QR code with a mobile phone or Click Download and share.
How to Create QR Code in Microsoft Edge Chromium | Windows 10
How to Create QR Code in Microsoft Edge Chromium | Windows 10
  • QR Code for a website is ready to share. To scan the QR code, you can use a QR scanner app on your mobile phone or some camera apps.
Scan QR Code | HTMD Forum Web Portal
Scan QR Code | HTMD Forum Web Portal

Enable QR Code Generator in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Here’s how you can enable the QR Code generator in Microsoft Edge If you’re missing this feature. Once enabled, you can launch the generator to create a QR code for a specific URL. You can send the code across easily or scan it with a mobile phone.

  • Open Microsoft Edge.
  • To quickly access Enable sharing page via QR Code, settings, type or copy and paste the following path into the address bar and press Enter.
edge://flags/#sharing-qr-code-generator
Enable QR Code Generator in Microsoft Edge Chromium | Windows 10
Enable QR Code Generator in Microsoft Edge Chromium | Windows 10
  • Under the Enable sharing page via QR Code, select Enable from the drop-down. Once completed, A popup will appear to restart Microsoft Edge. Click Restart.
Enable QR Code Generator in Microsoft Edge Chromium | Windows 10
Enable QR Code Generator in Microsoft Edge Chromium | Windows 10
  • After restart, QR code button will appear next to the address bar in the browser.

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