How to Share Web Page via QR Code in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge page sharing via QR code is now fully functional. In this blog post, learn everything you need to know about it.

A few days after Google added a page sharing via QR code feature, Microsoft also rolled out the same feature to latest version of Edge browser in Canary channel. Just like Chrome, the steps of using the feature is similar in Edge browser.

How to Share Page via QR Code in Edge

Starting with latest version of Edge browser in Canary channel version 84.0.493.0, the company introduced a new flag called “Enable sharing page via QR Code“. Once you enable the flag it adds a new entry to right click UI which reads “Generate QR code for this page

In case, you want to know, how the new Page sharing via QR code feature works, then here’s what you need to do:

Launch Microsoft Edge browser and visit this flag address: edge://flags/#sharing-qr-code-generator

Using “Enable sharing page via QR Code” drop-down change the settings from Default to Enable.

Enable sharing page via QR code

Click on the Restart button to apply the changes.

To share any webpage via QR code from Edge browser for desktop to mobile, here’s what you need to do:

Head over to the webpage which you want to share. After that, right-click and select “Generate QR code for this page“.

Microsoft Edge - Generate QR code for this page

Alternatively, click on the icon for same available at the end of the address bar.

How to Share Web Page via QR Code in Microsoft Edge

Doing this will instantly generate QR code for the page. This is how it looks like:

scan qr code for edge web page

Scan QR code using your phone. Once it detects the information, a pop-up will appear giving you the option to open it in the web browser.

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