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Google Chrome QR Code Scanner: iOS users can now easily scan QR Codes

QR Codes are widely used by print marketers globally. But for mass adoption of QR Codes, there is still a bottleneck. The end-users need to first download a QR Code scanning app on their smartphones. But this is changing and many devices and apps have inbuilt QR Code scanning features. The latest addition to this list is the Google Chrome QR Code Scanner for iOS.

Google Chrome QR Code Scanner

Google Chrome browser now comes with an inbuilt QR Code scanner. The scanner is available on Chrome’s iPhone app-v56.0.2924.79.

The inbuilt QR Code scanner allows users a faster access to product information.

How to scan a QR Code using the Google Chrome QR Code Scanner

Follow these six easy steps to view information on a QR Code by scanning it using the Google Chrome QR Code scanner.

1. Open Spotlight search on your iPad or iPhone

2. On searching scan QR, the first suggestion you see in the drop-down box is Chrome’s QR Code Scanner

google chrome qr code scanner

3. Selecting the app opens your phone/tab’s camera

google chrome qr code scanner

4. Point the camera at a QR Code

5. The app scans the QR Code and leads you to the encoded web page

What we think of the Google Chrome QR Code Scanner

The app scans the QR Code pretty quickly, saving the user inconvenience of trying different angles. The only down point is, the only way to access the app is to search for the app on Spotlight.

This isn’t the first time Google has added an inbuilt QR Code scanning feature.

In 2016, Google upgraded its Android feature, Google Now on Tap, with an inbuilt QR Code scanner.

google chrome qr code scanner

Go ahead and share this news with other QR Code enthusiasts.  Also, don’t forget to share your thoughts on this big news in our comments section below.


By Zara Rizwan

Zara is a digital marketing specialist with a master’s degree. She loves writing about all things digital marketing and tech.

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