Google's Chrome browser for iPhones gets its much requested Feature


Google’s Chrome browser is finally getting one of it’s most anticipated feature for its iPhone users. This latest version of Chrome for iPhones comes with a built-in QR code scanner and here’s all you need to know about it.

How it Works

This built-in QR code scanner for Chrome’s iPhone app — v56.0.2924.79 can be accessed from either the 3D Touch menu of Chrome browser or by simply writing QR in Spotlight.

The addition of QR scanner in Chrome — something that many have longed for years — comes months after Google added this feature to Now on Tap; an extension of Google Now available which is exclusively available on Android smartphones.

At the time, Google had positioned the new feature as an ability to quickly learn about products using their QR codes. Indeed, QR codes are a great way to exchange information.

In India, mobile wallet companies like Paytm and MobiKwik are onboarding merchants with their unique QR codes that users can scan and make payments, which has finally made QR codes mainstream.

Though perhaps it’s China which has truly tapped the potential of QR codes. Popular instant messaging app WeChat supports the feature and lets users do a plethora of things with it, including pay for food. Such is the significance of QR codes that WeChat founder Allen Zhang recently mentioned QR codes 22 times in a 90-minute speech.

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