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Google Chrome: How To Read QR Codes

To read QR Codes you need a smartphone with a camera and a QR Code reader app. If you want to read QR Codes online in Google Chrome, try this beta extension.

Open Chrome and go to the QReader beta page in the Chrome Web Store. Click Add To Chrome.

Add to Chrome

When the Confirmation box comes up, click Install.

After installation is complete Chrome display a confirmation message.

Install Confirmed

The extension add QReader to Options. When you find a QR Code online, right-click on it and it will read it.

Read QR Code

Try it out here. Install the QReader in Chrome and open this page. Right-click the image below and select Read QR Code from Image.


It will open the results in a new tab. The QR Code above will open the groovyPost home screen.


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4 Responses to Google Chrome: How To Read QR Codes

  1. Roku Reviews December 5, 2011 at 5:08 am #

    I used to read QR code from websites like QR code decryptor, but now its easy. thanx for the information

  2. Brian Burgess December 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    @Roku Reviews: You’re welcome! Thanks for reading.

  3. Advice December 5, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    For anyone who can’t find this app.

    Search this on your address bar

    I suggest the author to add a direct link to these things

  4. Hatryst January 1, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    I’ve been looking for a QR code reader that works WITHIN Windows. Of course, there’s one of OS X, but none for Windows. This one works just good enough to read the code. No more hassle of holding up the smartphone again. Very helpful. Thanks!

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