Microsoft Edge Canary can now generate QR codes to share links with mobile devices

Rabia Noureen

Microsoft has introduced a new feature in the Microsoft Edge Canary channel to make it easier to share web pages from a PC to a mobile device. Thanks a new built-in QR code generator, a feature that required an extension in the legacy Edge, the new Edge browser now lets you generate QR codes directly from a website (via Softpedia.)

If you are interested to play around with this feature, there are a couple of ways you can use it. Those who are running the latest version of Microsoft Edge Canary can use the QR code icon (shown below) in their address bar. When clicked, the icon generates a QR code for the website opened on your screen. You can then either scan the code on your mobile device or download it to share it with someone else.

Microsoft Edge QR code generator

Notably, the feature is gradually rolling out so there is a possibility that you may not see it right away. However, the QR code generator is hiding under a dedicated flag in your web browser and can be enabled by heading over to edge://flags/#sharing-qr-code-generator.

Microsoft Edge QR code generator flag

At the moment, there is no ETA for this feature to go live in the Stable channel. However, it shouldn’t be long before this new capability becomes available in the Dev channel.