There’s no doubt Microsoft Edge has the ability to take over Google Chrome and some other browsers as the best web browser in the near future. As you all know that Microsoft Edge is Microsoft’s own browser and they are improving it every now and then. Sharing websites URL first Spotted in Chrome’s Canary and making its way to Chrome-based browsers. Microsoft Edge users will now have the added benefit of sharing URLs via QR Codes. So, you will learn here how to share webpages or websites URL via QR code on Microsoft Edge Chromium.
What You Will Learn Here:
Microsoft Edge is a Windows-designed web browser. It was launched first in 2015 for Windows 10 and Xbox One, then in 2017 for Android and iOS and in 2019 for macOS. Microsoft Edge is a fast, secure web browser that gives you a continuous browsing experience from your Android phone to your Windows 10 device. The secure web browser lets you search the web, block ads, and view pages with a read view. Personalize your favorite browsing experience, reading lists, and save passwords to get the best browsing experience you like.
Furthermore, The New Tab page in Microsoft Edge Chromium-based includes three pre-configured layouts on PC and mobile app which come with a set of elements visible or hidden on the screen.
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The layouts are:
Also, there is a Custom option that allows enabling and disabling individual New Tab Page elements like quick links, an image of the day, and configure news feeds (My Feed). If you’re using Dev Channel or Canary then you can add a custom background image as well.
What do you need to use a generator of QR code when you can only copy and paste website URLs? To those on the go who worth every second of their time, the QR code generator offers a faster path. It’s also very convenient for smartphone devices.
Apart from its time-efficiency, the QR code generator helps you to share websites between Chrome-based browsers, including Chrome and Edge. By simply scanning a custom QR code, you can instantly exchange URLs with other browsers. Meanwhile, using QR Code make it easier to share websites URL from a PC to a mobile device.
How to Enable QR Code Generator on Microsoft Edge
Luckily, you can now share websites URL or webpages via QR on the stable version of Microsoft Edge. Previously it was doable on Microsoft Edge Beta, Canary and, Dev. To use the QR code feature, you’ll need to enable it manually.
When enabled, the generator can be started to generate a QR code for a particular URL. The code can be sent via messaging apps or email or scanned with a mobile phone. The QR Code also contains the exact subpages which will direct users where they need to be and also update Microsoft Edge to the latest build.
Step 1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC.
Step 2. Type the following text in the address bar:
Step 3. This will open the flags page directly with the relevant setting. Select the option Enabled from the drop-down list next to the “Enable sharing page via QR Code” and click Restart.
Once the QR code is enabled on Microsoft Edge then you can easily share webpages and websites URL via QR code from your PC to your phone.
Step 1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser.
Step 2. Browse the webpage or website that you want to share via QR code.
Step 3. You can either click the website URL to reveal the QR Code icon or Right-click on the page and select Create QR code for this page.
Step 4. By follow the above-mentioned steps, this will immediately generate QR code for the page.
Step 5. To scan the QR code, you need to open the Scan QR code feature on your smartphone and scan the generated QR code.
Step 6. When it detects the information, a pop-up will appear giving you the option to open it in the web browser. Tap on it to view the webpage on your smartphone.
This is how it looks on the smartphone:
That’s it. This is how you can generate QR code and share webpages or websites URL via QR code on Microsoft Edge. Luckily, this feature is available on the stable and regular Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) browser.
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