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Gets QR Code & Screenshot Feature

Written by Hassan Abbas

Gets QR Code & Screenshot Feature: In the past few years, Android has seen different versions of the Direct Share feature. They enable users to share media, links, and other content within the apps available on the phone. As essential as it may be, the Share menu took a painful amount of time to load up until the launch of Android 10 which employed the latest Sharing Shortcuts API to preload share targets.

Following the likes of YouTube, News, Photos, and Maps. Google is now testing the launch share sheet on Chrome for Android. This latest Share menu is divided into two sections. However, One section with native sharing options and the other with the apps available on the phone. Also, this is to not be confused with Android 10’s latest sharing menu as the latter can be accessed from Chrome’s upcoming Share sheet by pressing the ‘More’ button.

The latest sharing sheet available on Chrome for Android enables users to generate QR codes for sharing links. Also, it captures a screenshot without needing to hit a physical button.

How to enable the new share sheet in Chrome (enables QR code feature too)

The following article will help you enable the latest Share menu on Chrome once you access the QR code and also a Screenshot features when sharing links through the web browser. Here’s how to Gets QR Code & Screenshot Feature.

Note: The latest sharing menu is currently available for Chrome Canary which offers pre-launch builds of the Chrome for Android app. Also, it means that the feature is still in development and could be erased in future builds.

Step 1:

Firstly, Download and install the Chrome Canary app from Google Play.

Step 2: 

Now Open the Chrome Canary app.

Step 3:

Also, enable the Chrome Sharing Hub flag. So, first of all, Click on the address/search bar.

Step 4: 

Enter the following code on the box and tap the Enter key.

Step 5:

Now you’ll be taken to the Chrome Flags page where you can allow and disable flags to try experimental features. However, this page has the Chrome Sharing Hub flag highlighted at the top. Under the Chrome Sharing Hub, click on Default.

Step 6:

Also, Choose Enabled.

Step 7:

Chrome Canary will now ask you to re-release the app. Click on Relaunch at the bottom right.

Step 8:

Now you have the latest share sheet available in the Chrome Canary browser app now. To get the new share it, just try to share anything from the app. You can click the address bar and then the share button to share the URL of the page. Once click it will bring up the new share sheet with the QR code feature.

You won’t have the screenshot feature available just yet, so for that, follow the guide below as you need to enable this separately.

How to enable Share Screenshot feature in Chrome

Here’s what you want to do to get the share feature in Chrome.

Note: Remember you’ve allowed the new Share Sheet in the app using the guide right above.

Step 1: 

Allow Chrome Share Screenshots flag by following the steps below. First, Click on the address/search bar.

Step 2: 

Enter the following code on the box and tap the Enter key.


You will now be taken to the Chrome Flags page where you can allow and disable flags to try out experimental features.

Step 3:

This page will have the Chrome Share Screenshots flag highlighted at the top. Under Chrome Share Screenshots, click on Default.

Step 4:

Choose Enabled.

Step 5:

Also, Chrome Canary will now ask you to relaunch the app. Click Relaunch at the bottom right.

Step 6:

The latest Share Screenshot menu is now enabled on Chrome Canary.

How to use the new Share Sheet with Screenshot and QR Code features

Step 1:

If you want to share a link of a webpage you’re seeing, click on the address bar.

Step 2:

You may also press the Share icon at the top.

Step 3:

Now the Chrome Canary displays you the latest sharing menu.

Step 4:

Also, click on the menu item you want to use.

How to use the new Share menu

Here’s what you can do with the latest share menu with the new share sheet on your Chrome Canary.

Share webpages through QR codes

You can also share the current page’s URL as a QR code on your phone screen or download it. Clicking on the QR code will take you to the latest page. The Share tab at the top will let you display a QR code of the link and also install it. The Scan tab will redirect you to a shared page.

Send links to a connected device

Clicking on Send to your device will display you a list of devices that are connected to your Google account. Also it could be for sharing with other smartphones or a computer that you’re signed in to.

Copying the page’s link

Clicking on Copy Link will allow you manually paste and share links on the app you want to share the webpage too.

Take a screenshot with Chrome

You can automatically let Chrome take a screenshot of the page by clicking on Screenshot. Also, the browser will take a screenshot without you needing to click a physical key on your device.

Share on other apps

The bottom part of Chrome’s new share menu features a list of apps you want to share the webpage on. Now scroll through this list to browse the multiple options to share to.

Open Android’s native share menu

If you want to share the page through Android’s native sharing menu. You can now scroll the bottom half of Chrome’s sharing sheet to the left and click More. Then you’ll be able to access the native share menu that Android has to offer, which can differ from version to version.

How to turn off the features by disabling the flags

Basically, you’ll need to choose the ‘Default’ or ‘Disabled’ choice in the toggle where you choose the ‘Enabled’ option.


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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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