The QR Code Extension

The QR Code Extension

Allows to generate a QR Code for the current page and scan a QR Code using the webcam.

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What is The QR Code Extension?

The QR Code Extension is a very popular Chrome extension by Manuel Braun. This extension has 2,469,679 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.20, and is most similar to QR Code Reader and QR Code Generator. The latest version, 0.5, was updated 7 months ago.

Stats date:
Version: 0.5 (Last updated: 2022-10-18)
Creation date: 2016-03-16
Manifest version: 3
  • activeTab
Size: 1.08M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge
Generates a QR Code from the Page URL of the current tab with a single click. The QR Code is displayed inline in a small popup.

Please note that this extension, unlike other extensions, does not require any special permissions (like access to your tabs and data). It is only loaded when you click on the button. So it does not have any unnecessary memory consumption and performance implications while not used.
Also note, that the QR code is generated completely offline. The URL of the Page you visited is not sent over the network (except when you click on "Edit QR Code" - that opens So it's probably as good as it gets regarding privacy  and security.
User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Quick and easy way to generate QR codes
  • No permissions required
  • Memory efficient
  • Useful for transferring links to mobile devices
  • Cannot create a QR code for a hovered link
  • Cannot export or save generated QR codes
  • Logo is hard to see in dark themes
  • Cannot edit directly in the extension
Most mentioned
  • Useful
  • Easy to use
  • Quick
  • Helpful
  • Convenient
  • Saves time
  • Memory efficient
  • Transfer links to mobile devices
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Risk impact

The QR Code Extension is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

The QR Code Extension has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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