Tech Tip Thursday - Create a QR Code in Chrome Plus a Bonus Tip

Create a QR Code in Chrome

A QR code (Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode that contains data that points to a website or application. QR codes can be read and understood by mobile devices and can provide information quickly to the user’s device. While they may look simple, QR codes are capable of storing lots of data. No matter how much they contain, when scanned, the QR code should allow the user to access information instantly!

Follow the steps below on how to generate a QR code through Google Chrome to share with others to access a website using a mobile device with a camera without having to click a link or type the URL into the browser.

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Navigate to the webpage you wish to generate a QR code for.

3. Right-click in the white space on the page.

4. Select Create QR code for this page.

5. A window will appear in the browser with the QR code – you can download and save a copy of the QR code to your computer.

6. Once the QR code is saved, you can insert it into an email or print on a business card to share with others.

Adding a contact to an existing mailing group (aka "label")

Steps to add a contact to an existing “group”.

1. Select “Contacts” from the right side of your Gmail screen.

2. Make things a bit easier by expanding your contact list to full screen.

3. In the search field, type in the contact you want to add to an existing “group”.

4. After selecting your contact, click on the little blue tab.

5. Now select the “group” (Gmail calls them “labels”) that you want this contact added to.

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