Microsoft has introduced a new feature in the latest Microsoft Edge Canary build (v86.0.607.0) that brings the ability to create/share QR codes for images within the browser. As spotted by Leopeva64, the experimental feature is available via a new entry in the image context menu, and it extends the existing QR code generator functionality for URLs.
If you are a Microsoft Edge Canary Insider, follow the steps mentioned below to use this feature:
- Open Microsoft Edge, type the following edge://flags/#sharing-qr-code-generator in the address bar, and enable this flag.
- Now restart your browser, and navigate to a web page that contains the image that you want to share with mobile devices.
- Right-click on that image, and then click the “Generate QR code for this image” option available in the context menu.
- A new dialog box will open on your screen that contains a QR for the selected image. Click the “Download” button (as shown in the featured image) to save the QR code on your PC.
- The generated QR code can then be scanned with a mobile phone’s camera, and the image will instantly open in the browser. Users can also share it with others through e-mail attachment.
Another noteworthy change that has made its way to the Edge New Tab Page is a Meet Now button for Skype. Microsoft Edge Insiders on the Canary channel will see the option under the search box alongside Recommended Searches on the New Tab Page. Clicking the Meet Now lets users host/join a video meeting with one click without completing the signup process.
The QR code generator still in early development stages and the functionality may change over time. Do you think QR codes are a good way to share images? Sound off in the comment section below.